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.
Laquan McDonald Shooting Spurs Changes At DCFSThe death of Laquan McDonald, a black Chicago teenager who was a state ward for most of his life before he we was shot 16 times by a white police officer, has spurred Illinois' child welfare agency to look differently and with more focus at the cases of troubled youths, the director told The Associated Press.
DCFS Asks For Public Help In Stopping Child Sex TraffickingChild sex trafficking has become an epidemic in Illinois. Now, the Department of Children and Family Services wants your help to stamp out the practice.
Mother Cleared Of Neglect For Letting Kids Play Outside AloneState officials have backed down after a two-year fight with a single mother accused of neglect for allowing her three boys to play alone at a playground right outside her window.
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.
Parents, Attorneys Say State Law On Child Supervision Too VagueHow young is too young to leave a child alone, in the state of Illinois? The law says, under 14, for any unreasonable amount of time.
DCFS Investigating After Baby Left In Hot Car For Two HoursState child welfare officials are investigating after an infant was left in a hot car for about two hours Tuesday in southwest suburban Joliet.
Chicago Day Care Center Investigated After Worker Allegedly Paddled ChildA parent tells CBS 2 her child was beaten and bruised at a Chicago daycare center, and now the state’s child-welfare agency is investigating. CBS 2's Mike Parker reports.
Woodstock Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Young RelativeAndres Gamez, 33, was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault of a family member under 18 and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim under 5 years old, according to the McHenry County sheriff’s office.