A federal judge has set in motion improvements to Illinois’ troubled Department of Children and Family Services. The action came after WBEZ found some minors were waiting behind bars even after they were cleared to go home.
As Chicago’s Muslim community reels from allegations that a prominent Islamic scholar sexually assaulted women, some are calling for an investigation into what leaders knew about prior claims of misconduct.
The state's child welfare system leaves hundreds of kids stuck in juvenile jail after their time is served. One juvenile was left in jail by DCFS last year for 190 extra days—that's longer than a school year.