Young Girl's Death Changes Way Illinois Manages Abuse CasesThere are other reports of Lockett's aggressive behavior toward her children, with no moves by DCFS to remove the children from the home.
Shiloh Man Accused of Assaulting 4-Month-Old ChildRandall 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.
Washington Park Man Pleads Not Guilty in Captive Teen CaseSteven Johnson, 25, and his mother were arrested Thursday after a police raid on their home in Washington Park.
More Illinois State Worker Layoffs Coming Illinois' Department of Children and Family Services is contemplating hundreds of layoffs.
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.
Illinois Ducks Daycare Checks55 percent of the approximately 12,300 day care operations haven't had visits from state inspectors during their license period.
UPDATE: Bail Denied for Accused Killer MomPolice 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.
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.
Report: Mother Charged In Son's Fire Death Was Previously InvestigatedThirty-two-year-old Maria Ware is charged with felony child endangerment related to the January death of Kenyartte Griffin Jr.

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