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State child welfare agency comes under intense scrutiny State child welfare agency comes under intense scrutiny

State child welfare agency comes under intense scrutiny

Some Illinois lawmakers began calling for an overhaul of the state’s child welfare agency, arguing that it has been handed too many responsibilities to handle any of them properly.

Those comments came Tuesday during a Senate budget hearing for the Department of Children and Family Services, and they came against the backdrop of at least three high-profile deaths of children who, at one point or another, had been in the custody of the agency.

State Police: Too often, drivers aren’t moving, slowing for squad cars State Police: Too often, drivers aren’t moving, slowing for squad cars

State Police: Too often, drivers aren’t moving, slowing for squad cars

Already in 2019, motorists have hit 14 squad cars stopped along Illinois roads. One of those incidents cost an Illinois State Police trooper his life. “This information is obviously extremely concerning,” acting ISP Director Brendan Kelly said Tuesday during a news conference at the capitol in Springfield. “While only one of these impacts resulted in a fatality, that is one...
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