DCFS Workers To Get Hands-On Training At New Simulation Center In EnglewoodThe new facility is designed to provide upgraded training for case workers and investigators, who will get a chance to use the new simulation center for the first time on Tuesday.
Governor Pritzker Names New DCFS Director, Following Deaths Of 2 Toddlers; Orders Independent ReviewIllinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday ordered an independent review of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and nominated a new director after the recent deaths of toddlers who were under the child welfare agency's care.
Man Charged With Biting Baby Girl Because She Wouldn't Fall AsleepA Lake County man has been arrested for allegedly biting his 10-month-old daughter on the face and arms when she would not fall asleep.
DCFS Investigating Death Of Infant At West Pullman Home Daycare CenterState child welfare officials are investigating the death of an infant at an unlicensed home daycare center on Monday in the West Pullman neighborhood.
State Lawmakers Question DCFS Officials On Semaj Crosby's DeathDCFS officials will testify at a joint House and Senate committee hearing about what could have been done to prevent Semaj Crosby’s death.
DCFS Chief Resigning In Wake Of Missteps In Semaj Crosby CaseThe Rauner administration confirmed DCFS Director George Sheldon has resigned.
Judge Demands Answers From DCFS In Death Of Toddler Semaj CrosbyWill County Judge Paula Gomora said Illinois DCFS caseworkers missed obvious signs of trouble in previous visits to the home.
DCFS Investigating Mother Of Missing Baby In Will CountyThe Will County Sheriff’s office said 1-year-old Semaj Crosby was reported missing around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Judge Will Give Lawyers Some Of Laquan Mcdonald’s Juvenile RecordsJudge Vincent Gaughan said he will review the material and rule later on whether the records are relevant in the murder trial of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke.
DCFS Investigating Death Of 4-Month-Old Girl On West SideOfficers responding at 8:43 a.m. to a home in the 2700 block of West Wilcox discovered the girl was not breathing, according to Chicago Police.
DCFS Employee Dies In Office At Cook County Juvenile CenterLorne Garrett, 51, was found unresponsive in the administrative building at 8:30 a.m., according to the Cook County sheriff’s and medical examiner’s offices.
Judge Orders DCFS To Send Him Laquan Mcdonald’s Juvenile RecordsJudge Vincent Gaughan hasn’t decided whether Jason Van Dyke’s defense team will see the files when he receives them. He said he will first analyze them himself to see if they are relevant for the officer’s pending trial.