Annie E. Casey Foundation

Report: Illinois Kids Doing Better Than Missouri'sThe Kids Count 2013 annual report, from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, shows Illinois is ranked 23rd in the nation, while Missouri trails at 27th on the list.
"Kinship Families" Becoming More CommonA new report out this month shows a growing number of children being raised by grandparents or other relatives, often called "Kinship Families".
Police: Girl, 5, Said She Drowned Boy Over CryingKansas City police said the girl, who was left with other children in the care of a teenager.

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