Our ongoing coverage of the state's child welfare system continues with the System Failure podcast.

We'll be sharing compelling stories over the next few months of what's gone wrong, not just with the death of Crystal Lake 5-year-old AJ Freund or Joliet 1-year-old Sema'j Crosby, but with the system as a whole, and what's being done to fix it.

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Intro to System Failure

Episode 1: When it works, when it doesn't

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