Woman Who Locked Daughter In Basement Wants 'No Contact' Order LiftedBack in July, Katherine Swopes and her husband were arrested after police discovered their 10-year-old daughter in the basement of the family home.
Waukegan Father Who Held Daughter In Basement Asks For Reduced BondWaukegan father Randy Swopes, accused in July of locking his daughter in a basement because he believed she was possessed is still in custody, but he’s asking for a new court hearing to get his bond lowered.
Was Enough Done To Protect Children Killed In Little Village Fire?Three of the four mothers of the children who died in the Little Village fire had histories with the Department of Child and Family Services.
DCFS Investigations Surface Involving Families Of Little Village Fire VictimsVigils continued Wednesday for the ten children killed in a house fire in Little Village over the weekend. Several DCFS investigations have surfaced involving all of the families.
Neighbors Call Cops On Mom Who Let Child Walk The Dog AloneWalking a dog alone is a right of passage for many kids, but the simple task got one north suburban family in a lot of trouble, even leading to a DCFS investigation.
Lawsuit Blames Child Welfare Agency For Death Of Semaj CrosbyA lawsuit is blaming a child welfare agency for the death of Semaj Crosby, the little girl found dead in her own home in Joliet last year.
Waukegan Mother Released After Holding Daughter In Basement, Father Still In CustodyIn 2006, the family was investigated for medical neglect for refusing treatment for their son based on religious reasons.
Woman Who Locked Daughter In Basement To Be Released; Husband Held For Psych EvaluationA Lake County judge has ordered a woman charged with locking her 10-year-old daughter in her basement in Waukegan released on her own recognizance, and her husband kept in custody, pending a mental health evaluation.
DCFS Confirms At Least 5 Encounters With Waukegan Parents That Locked Girl In BasementCBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports the Department of Children and Family Services has had contact with the couple on numerous occasions since the mid-1990s.
DCFS Investigating Amid Migrant Children Abuse AllegationsChild advocates say if recent allegations of mistreatment are true, the children still in the facilities could be at risk.
Babies Dangle From Second Story Window Of Chicago HomeNeighbors say they spotted two children dangling out of a window and rushed to make sure the kids did not fall.