Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
Randall Penn’s child was taken to St. Louis Children’s Hospital on July 11 with injuries and remains hospitalized. Penn is being held in the St. Clair County Jail on a $750,000 bond.
Steven Johnson, 25, and his mother were arrested Thursday after a police raid on their home in Washington Park.
Illinois’ Department of Children and Family Services is contemplating hundreds of layoffs.
The Child Care Association projects 21,720 abuse cases in the current fiscal year, 2012, which ends June 30.
55 percent of the approximately 12,300 day care operations haven’t had visits from state inspectors during their license period.
Police say Yokeia Smith killed her 5-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter with close-range shotgun blasts to the head in their East St. Louis apartment.
“We prayed about it, talked about it. Sometimes you have to take a stand, and sometimes (it’s) hard,” said Mark Zartman, 51.
Thirty-two-year-old Maria Ware is charged with felony child endangerment related to the January death of Kenyartte Griffin Jr.