Audit Finds Wards Stranded in Shelters, Psych HospitalsInspectors found one state ward remained in an emergency shelter 357 days last year, far longer than the court-ordered 30 days.
Stray Rescue: Starving Dogs Seen More Often Than NotIt's a horrific form of animal abuse - people allowing their dogs to starve to death, and Stray Rescue's Jennie Foster says it's a huge problem.
St. Charles Police: Parents Kidnapped Children from Foster CareSt. Charles police say two young children in foster care have been kidnapped by their biological mother and one child's father.
Lawmakers Vote To Override Mo. Foster Care BillThe Senate voted 25-9 on Wednesday. The House approved the override 109-52, which is the minimum needed to override a veto.
Mo. Bill Would Require College Visit for Foster KidsUnder the legislation, children between age 15 and 18 would be required to receive a visit to a community, technical or four-year college in Missouri.
More Illinois State Worker Layoffs Coming Illinois' Department of Children and Family Services is contemplating hundreds of layoffs.
Mo. Budget Passes Senate Appropriations CommitteeSenate Appropriations Chairman Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, said this was probably the most difficult budget year ever.
Organization Asks to Join Foster-Care SuitThe organization wants to sue Illinois over gay couple foster-care issue.
Catholics Dispute Foster-Care Law In Court Illinois officials say they won't renew foster care and adoption contracts with Catholic Charities.
Ill. Charity Fights Civil Union AdoptionsCatholic Charities would not comply with the civil union acts, and therefore will lose state funding.