In Latest Failure, DCFS Left 10-Year-Old With Psychological Problems In An Office, For 30 HoursWorkers for the state's child welfare agency knowingly left a 10-year-old child with psychological problems in their office for 30 hours, failing to place the child in a proper facility.
DCFS Attorneys Won't Defend 2 Staffers Who Were Involved In AJ Freund Case, CBS 2 Has LearnedThe lead attorneys for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services have said they will not defend two staffers assigned to the AJ Freund case when the 5-year-old boy died, CBS 2 has learned.
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."
After AJ Freund's Death, DCFS Problems In McHenry County 'Have Gotten Worse,' State's Attorney SaysIn the months since the death of AJ Freund, the McHenry County State’s Attorney says the system that failed the Crystal Lake five-year old has actually gotten worse.
Crowd Celebrates What Would Have Been AJ Freund's Birthday, Marches For JusticeDozens of people in Crystal Lake came together Sunday to celebrate the life of AJ Freund.
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.
Auditor General Report Documents Failures At Troubled Illinois DCFSA critical report was released Thursday about the embattled Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
A.J. Freund's Little Sister Currently In DCFS CustodyAfter the death of 5-year-old A.J. Freund DCFS was intensely scrutinized and accused of not doing enough to save his life. Now A.J.'s little sister is in the same agency's custody.
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.