'It Was Messed Up:' Teen In Foster Care Speaks Out About Being Put In Shackles By DCFS WorkersJawan Cross is not a prisoner – he’s a teen in foster care – and yet, he was shackled by workers from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
Judge Orders Policy Change At DCFS After Teens Are ShackledA judge has ordered change within the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
Sources: DCFS Moving To Fire 3 Employees Involved In A.J. Freund CaseThe firings of DCFS investigators Carlos Acosta and Kathleen Gold, and their supervisor Andrew Polovin were recommended by the agency’s inspector general in a confidential written report prepared for the head of DCFS.
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.
Parents Who Declined Vitamin K Shots For Newborns Sue Hospitals, DCFS Over Medical Neglect Investigations“To interfere with a family’s decision to make medical choices on behalf of their children, you have to do it on a case-by-case basis,” attorney Richard Dvorak said.
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.
Evanston Woman Arrested For Leaving 2-Year-Old Inside Car With Estimated Temperature Above 110 DegreesAn Evanston woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with a misdemeanor count of child endangerment after she left her 2-year-old son inside a hot car, police said.
Forest Playschool Loses Permit To Operate In Walking Stick Woods, Must Shut Down In AugustForest Playschool, an outdoor preschool in the North Park neighborhood, must shut down by August because it cannot obtain the state license it needs to keep operating after losing its permit from the Chicago Park District.
Demonstrators Gather At Hearing In Murder Case Against A.J. Freund's ParentsA group of activists in McHenry County is seeking changes at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, as the parents of 5-year-old A.J. Freund face murder charges in his grisly death.
State Health Officials To Probe Christ Medical Center's Handling Of Marlen Ochoa Case, After Alleged Killer Passed Baby Off As Her OwnThe Cook County Sheriff’s Office is asking the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to look into how Advocate Christ Medical Center handled the Marlen Ochoa case.
Report: DCFS So Focused On Keeping Families Together, Agency Often Puts Kids In DangerA report has found that it's so difficult to remove children from their parents' care, that many DCFS workers won't even recommend removal to prosecutors.
Report On DCFS: Overburdened Case Workers, Unresponsive HotlineThe report covers the years 2015 through 2017 and points to an agency understaffed and overwhelmed.
Parents Of A.J. Freund Return To Court MondayAndrew Freund Sr. and JoAnn Cunningham are each being held on $5 million bond and are accused of murdering their 5-year-old son A.J.
Semaj Crosby Remembered Two Years After Her DeathSaturday marks the two-year anniversary of the death of 17-month-old Semaj Crosby.