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A Joliet woman pleaded guilty to the 2017 killing of her own infant daughter at the Bel-Air Motel in Joliet.
A 31-year-old registered sex offender from rural Rock Falls is in Whiteside County jail, accused of beating a 6-year-old boy.
A bill in the Illinois General Assembly would ban five food additives in the state by 2027.
DCFS was contacted by Joliet police over an incident where a mother allegedly left her two sons in a vehicle unattended during the freezing weather while shopping at Target, police said. The vehicle also contained a loaded gun.
Less than two weeks after Jessica Logan’s 19-month-old died, police and a DCFS investigator came to her Decatur home and gave her a “toddler size mannequin” before telling her to reenact finding the lifeless body of her son in his bed.
Gov. JB Pritzker announced Wednesday that Department of Juvenile Justice Director Heidi Mueller will take over the embattled Department of Children and Family Services starting Feb. 1.
Sarah Safranek, 36, is charged with five counts of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated battery in the suffocation death of her 7-year-old son, Nathaniel Burton, in February 2021.
Will County prosecutors filed a petition to deny the release of a Joliet man jailed on a charge of predatory sexual assault of a child.
Vowing to make Illinois the top state in the nation for child care accessibility, Gov. JB Pritzker unveiled a plan Tuesday to consolidate all the state’s early childhood programs and funding into one new state agency.
Two sessions will take place in Sterling, one on Oct. 23, the other on Oct. 26.
DCFS chid protection specialist in AJ Freund case guilty of child endangerment, supervisor acquitted.
The head of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is resigning as leader of the long-embattled child welfare agency, a week after a state audit outlined major failures by the department in recent years.
In a rare move, the former child welfare agency workers were charged criminally for allegedly failing to follow procedures that might have prevented the boy's slaying.
A Crystal Lake police officer broke into tears Monday as she spoke of her disbelief when a child protective specialist from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services allowed AJ Freund, a bruised 5-year-old boy, to leave the police station with his mother.
The criminal trial for two former Illinois Department of Children and Family Services employees assigned to the case of a 5-year-old Crystal Lake boy killed by his parents in 2019 is set to begin Monday.