Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

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Shiloh Man Accused of Assaulting 4-Month-Old Child

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.

07/22/2013

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Washington Park Man Pleads Not Guilty in Captive Teen Case

Steven Johnson, 25, and his mother were arrested Thursday after a police raid on their home in Washington Park.

08/27/2012

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More Illinois State Worker Layoffs Coming

Illinois’ Department of Children and Family Services is contemplating hundreds of layoffs.

06/14/2012

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Cases of Child Abuse in Illinois on the Decline

The Child Care Association projects 21,720 abuse cases in the current fiscal year, 2012, which ends June 30.

05/07/2012

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Illinois Ducks Daycare Checks

55 percent of the approximately 12,300 day care operations haven’t had visits from state inspectors during their license period.

04/22/2012

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UPDATE: Bail Denied for Accused Killer Mom

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.

09/16/2011

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Illinois Foster-Care Dispute A Matter Of Law, Faith

“We prayed about it, talked about it. Sometimes you have to take a stand, and sometimes (it’s) hard,” said Mark Zartman, 51.

09/12/2011

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Report: Mother Charged In Son’s Fire Death Was Previously Investigated

Thirty-two-year-old Maria Ware is charged with felony child endangerment related to the January death of Kenyartte Griffin Jr.

07/16/2011

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