Judge Won't Back Down In Effort To Get Kids In Care Of DCFS Out Of Limbo In Psych Wards, Temporary SheltersHundreds of children who can’t go home to their families have instead been left in psych wards for months.
10-Year-Old Girl Sexually Assaulted By Five Men – Police Admit To Mishandling The Case, Leaving Offenders FreeChicago Police have launched an internal investigation – admitting they dropped the ball in the case of a 10-year-old girl targeted in a string of sexual assaults.
Cook County Public Guardian Speaks Out After He Said He And His Department Were Being Silenced By DCFS"Now the composition of this council essentially all agencies that have contracts with DCFS. That really limits their ability to disagree with DCFS."
Why Are Suspects In Repeated Sexual Abuse Of 10-Year-Old Girl Free, While She Was Locked Up In A Psychiatric Facility?Police and child protective services are scrambling to explain why multiple men who sexually abused a 10-year-old girl remain free, even though the suspects are known.
Teen Spends 67 Days Longer Than Necessary In Psychiatric Ward, And Now DCFS Is Fighting His Request To Tell His StoryA teenager spent months longer than necessary locked in a psychiatric hospital, and now out and in the custody of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, he wanted to share his story.
Cook County Public Guardian Says State Health Care Change Could Put 18,000 Foster Kids At RiskMedical care for 18,000 foster children is at risk, according to Cook County Public Guardian Charles Golbert.
Advocates Say System Failed 4-Year-Old Tate Thurman, Whose Abuse, Death Chillingly Reminds Advocates Of AJ Freund CaseWhile the AJ Freund story made national headlines, some child advocates say another case – that of 4-year-old Tate Thurman – has eerie similarities as it unfolds in Central Illinois.
Illinois DCFS Inspector General Report Says 56 Children With Agency History Have Died In Last 6 MonthsWe must act with a sense of urgency – that is what the inspector general for the Department of Children and Family Services said about improving the embattled agency.
Feds Pull Funding From Chicago Lakeshore Hospital Amid Claims Of Child AbuseOn Tuesday, the federal government pulled its funding from Chicago Lakeshore Hospital amid allegations of physical and sexual abuse of children.
Questions Mount As To Whether DCFS Was Grading Itself In Audit Of Child Abuse HotlineThe results of an audit of the Illinois child abuse hotline were released Thursday, and the reviews were not good. But even larger questions are emerging over whether the agency being audited was grading itself.
DCFS Can't Explain Why Some Teens Have Been Put In Shackles"That's a profound civil right violation. They're not in the penal system. They're in the foster care system."
Criminal Charges Filed After Grace Watanabe, 98, Was Bilked Out Of Life SavingsFinally, there is some justice for a 98-year-old woman who was swindled out of her life savings – at least that is how the Cook County Public Guardian sees it.
CBS 2 Investigates: Why Was Former CPS Security Guard Free For 10 Years After Being Fired Amid Claims Of Abuse?A Chicago Public Schools security guard was forced to resign back in 2009 after an investigation found that he sexually exploited a student. But he wasn't charged for 10 years after that.
Suit: Megachurch Swindled Mentally Ill Chicago Woman, 76Bridget Pollard has dementia and is now under the care of the Cook County Public Guardian, who is fighting to reclaim her life-savings. CBS 2's Susanna Song reports.
Cook County To Vote On $200M In Budget CutsThe Cook County Board will vote Tuesday on $200 million in budget cuts, triggered by the demise of the sweetened beverage tax.