DCFS Closes Investigation Into Abuse Allegations Against Father John Smyth Of Maryville AcademyDCFS has closed its investigation into sexual abuse allegations against Father John Smyth of Maryville Academy.
Report On DCFS: Overburdened Case Workers, Unresponsive HotlineThe report covers the years 2015 through 2017 and points to an agency understaffed and overwhelmed.
Semaj Crosby Remembered Two Years After Her DeathSaturday marks the two-year anniversary of the death of 17-month-old Semaj Crosby.
Acting DCFS Chief On A.J.'s Death: 'Your Sense Of Outrage I Share 100%'DCFS has placed A.J.'s case worker and supervisor on administrative duties, removed from child care decisions, while an investigation continues.
New Information In AJ Freund Case To Be Released TodayNew information is expected to be revealed Friday in the case of AJ Freund, the 5-year-old Crystal Lake boy whose parents are charged in his murder.
Pritzker On DCFS, Its Role In A.J.'s Death: 'We're Looking Into It'"This child was killed by his parents. There aren't words to describe how I feel."
Family Of Missing Crystal Lake Boy Is No Stranger To PoliceThe latest visit was this past December. An officer clearly stated the house is "cluttered, dirty and in disrepair." Officers said they saw dog feces and urine throughout the house. This was in the middle of winter and officers said the windows were falling apart. The rooms cold.
Mother Of Missing Crystal Lake Boy In Court To Regain Custody Of Younger ChildDCFS investigated Cunningham for neglect back in 2013 after Andrew was born with opiates in his system. The agency took Andrew into protective custody and placed him in a foster home. He returned home in 2015 and records show the case was closed in 2016.
Controversial Priest And Head Of Maryville Academy, Fr. John Smyth, Is DeadJust four months, ago, with Smyth already ailing, he was accused of sexual misconduct dating from the years 2002 and 2003. The archdiocese removed him from active ministry.
Gov. JB Pritzker Says DCFS Case Workers Need More Training Following Death Of Ja'hir GibbonsThe Department of Children and Family Services has a new director who started Monday and a new training center, but there is still no word from the independent review that was ordered following the death of 2-year-old Ja'hir Gibbons.
'A System Is Broken,' Death Of 2-Year-Old Sparks Concern Over DCFS CaseloadsThe death of a 2-year-old Chicago boy, tragically beaten to death while under the watch of the DCFS, has sparked concern.
Death Of 2-Year-Old Ja'hir Gibbons Is Most Recent In Allegations Of DCFS Falsifying RecordsTwo-year-old Ja'hir Gibbons was covered with new and old bruises when he was brought to the hospital Monday, where he died less than an hour later.
Toys For Donation Stolen From Near South Side DCFS
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.