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.
Gov. JB Pritzker Unveils Proposal To Strengthen The 'Move Over Law'Governor JB Pritzker and state lawmakers unveiled a proposal to strengthen Scott's Law, also known as "The Move Over Law."
Governor, Lawmakers Plan To Crack Down On Scott's Law ViolatorsAmid a disturbing spike in the number of drivers ignoring the law requiring them to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles, Gov. JB Pritzker and Illinois state lawmakers plan to unveil new legislation to strengthen the state’s move over law, also known as Scott’s Law.
Pritzker OKs Engineering Of New Project To Keep Asian Carp Out Of Lake MichiganGov. JB Pritzker is moving forward with the first steps on a project to fortify a dam and lock system near Joliet, in an effort to confront the state’s Asian carp problem, and keep the voracious fish out of the Great Lakes.
Governor Pritzker OKs First Steps On Blocking Asian CarpThe Illinois River is infested with several varieties of Asian carp, which were imported decades ago to cleanse Southern sewage lagoons and fish farms but escaped into the Mississippi River and invaded many of its tributaries.
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."
Pritzker On Possible Federal Investigation: 'No Concerns At All'Pritzker is back talking toilets again, after a public radio report that the feds are probing how he tore the toilets out of a Gold Coast mansion to gain a gold-plated tax break.
On 100th Day In Office, Gov. JB Pritzker Says His Biggest Accomplishment Is The Minimum Wage HikeGovernor JB Pritzker marked his 100th day in office Tuesday and says his biggest accomplishment so far is the passage of a minimum wage hike.
Gov. JB Pritzker Says DCFS Case Workers Need More Training Following Death Of Ja'hir GibbonsThe Department of Children and Family Services has a new director who started Monday and a new training center, but there is still no word from the independent review that was ordered following the death of 2-year-old Ja'hir Gibbons.
Chicago Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot To Address Illinois HouseLightfoot's office says she will address lawmakers in both chambers. She is to speak to the Illinois House on Wednesday afternoon and the Illinois Senate on Thursday morning.
Lake County To Begin Testing Levels Of Cancer-Causing GasThe Lake County monitoring decision comes after Illinois Governor JB Pritzker's administration shut down a plant in DuPage County earlier this year when high concentrations of the chemical were detected.
Pritzker Signs Law To Sell Iconic Thompson Center In ChicagoPreservationists love the design but tenants have complained of year-round temperature problems and the building has not been maintained.
Illinois Colleges Get Scholarship Flexibility With New LawPritzker's proposed annual budget includes a $10 million increase for the $25 million program.
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.
MMA Fighter Conor McGregor Marches In Chicago St. Patrick's Day ParadeThe professional mixed martial artist and boxer marched in the 64th annual parade alongside Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker.