AJ Freund news
The former Department of Child and Family Services case investigator charged in connection with the death of Crystal Lake’s 5-year-old AJ Freund is asking to have his case separated from his old supervisor’s.
The Cook County Public Guardian's Office argues DCFS is not doing enough to place kids in proper care settings and has pushed the court to find the director in contempt in homes of causing action
The motion, and the evidence the prosecution wants to admit at trial, are not being made available to the public to view, as they have been impounded.
The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police on Friday will honor 12 Crystal Lake police officers as the 2019 Most Outstanding Law Enforcement Officers of the Year.
In its ruling, the Public Access Bureau found that not only did DCFS employee text messages exist which the Northwest Herald might have been entitled to examine, but the agency didn’t search for those messages until more than two months after the newspaper submitted its request.
Former DCFS employee Carlos Acosta will be allowed to travel to Texas at the end of July
Potential state witnesses so far include a doctor who examined AJ in 2018, several officers with the Crystal Lake Police Department and FBI, and investigators from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office, records show.
Andrew Freund, who was licensed as an attorney in 1984, pleaded guilty in September to aggravated battery of a child, involuntary manslaughter and concealment of homicidal death