Illinois DCFS embraces a storytelling tool to help foster kids maintain sense of where they came from.
Heroin addicts being sent from Puerto Rico to Chicago often end up in rundown residences. City and state officials playing ‘not it’ when it comes to oversight.
Vice Chair Katharine Hamilton says new majority will ‘clamp down’ on school’s financial problems.
The county is sending a bill to Illinois for the cost of holding state wards left waiting behind bars by the Department of Children and Family Services.
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.
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.
Thompson, 58, represented the 16th Ward on the South Side for almost eight years.
Stone, known for his outspoken and hands-on approach, served as the 50th Ward alderman for almost 40 years. He died early Monday morning at the age of 87.
Woman wants to sell clothing featuring the dying words of Eric Garner.
Commission’s ‘Plan for 2015’ is heavy on past accomplishments, light on details.