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."
In Honor Of A.J. Freund, Crystal Lake Family Starts 'Stuff The Duffel' Campaign To Collect Donations For Foster ChildrenThe murder of 5-year-old A.J. Freund has united the Crystal Lake community, and one family is creating a unique program to help foster children find a sense of home.
Father Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Foster Care ProviderA 27-year-old west suburban man has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Chicago-based social service provider, because he said, their negligence contributed to the death of his 9-month-old daughter.
Missouri Woman Fears Illinois Will Keep Son In Foster Care After Turning 18A Missouri woman has claimed she is fighting a David-and-Goliath battle with the state of Illinois over her son, and she fears even when he turns 18 in two weeks, Illinois will still insist on custody.
Nurse Encourages Her Chicago Students To Try Critical CareSocorro Mendoza, Nursing Program Coordinator for the Jewish Child & Family Services, is passionate about helping patients who have been in traumatic or chaotic situations.
2 Investigators: Clerical Error Keeps Sisters Stuck In Abusive Foster Care For Years2 Investigator Dave Savini reveals how actions by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services kept two girls from their family.
Grandmother Seeks Custody Of Kids Who Survived Fatal Hammond FireThe grandmother of three young children who died in a fire Wednesday night said the two surviving children have been placed in foster care.
State Resumes Referring Adoption Cases To Catholic CharitiesThe state has resumed referring foster care cases to Catholic Charities, as a court battle continues over the right to turn away same-sex couples in civil unions.
State Decides Not To Renew Adoption Contract With Catholic CharitiesFollowing a legal dispute over the right to turn away same-sex couples in civil unions, the State of Illinois has decided not to renew adoption and foster care contracts with Catholic Charities.