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.
Former East St. Louis Officer Sentenced For Civil Rights ViolationThe saga began on May 8, 2012 when a female driver was stopped by two East St. Louis police officers while driving home from buying liquor around 2:45 in the morning.
Illinois Officials: Child Abuse And Neglect Deaths Rose SharplyThe deaths were roughly equally distributed among Downstate, Chicago and the suburbs.
Illinois State Treasurer Pushes Back Against Prison PlanWith the prison population at an all-time high, the state needs the space at Tamms and Dwight, says state Treasurer Dan Rutherford.
Protesters Boo Top Democrats at Illinois State FairGovernor Quinn also got into a feud with "the worst congressman in America'' and accidentally declared President Barack Obama dead.
Ill. Agency Agrees To Beef Up Abuse InvestigationsThe Illinois child-welfare agency has agreed in court to hire more people to investigate claims of abuse and neglect.

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