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LA Social Workers Strike For The First Time In Over A Decade

Los Angeles Daily News | Christina Villacorte | Posted 02.05.2014 | Los Angeles

For the first time in over a decade, 3,500 social workers who care for Los Angeles County's most vulnerable children went on strike Thursday to protes...

Report: Illinois Paid Sex Offenders To Babysit

Posted 10.30.2011 | Chicago

The screening methods used to qualify babysitters for a state-run childcare subsidy program in Illinois were so inadequate that in several instances c...

Catholic Charities Takes Adoption, Foster Care Battle To Court

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut and Jen Sabella | Posted 08.07.2011 | Chicago

The battle between the state of Illinois and Catholic Charities escalated Tuesday, as lawyers for the charitable organization took legal action agains...

Drunk Mom Arrested While Celebrating DCFS Win

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A North Riverside woman celebrating the fact that the Department of Children and Family Services dropped its case against her was arrested Saturday--a...

1-Year-Old Tests Positive For PCP, Cocaine On West Side

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The parents of a 1-year-old boy who tested positive for cocaine and PCP over the weekend could face charges. The Chicago Tribune reports that someon...

Mom Charged With First-Degree Murder In Baby's Death

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bond was denied Saturday for a Southeast Side woman charged with murdering her 7-month-old daughter in July 2009. Vanessa Urbina, 23, of the 10600 ...

State Child Welfare Agency Stops Drug Testing Job Applicants

AP | John O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois' child-welfare agency, looking for savings amid a budget crunch, has stopped a 10-month-old employee drug testing program officials say kept ...

State Child Welfare Agency Gutted

Associated Press | John O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The state's child-welfare agency, preparing to cut almost 200 employees amid a budget crisis, says it needs remaining staff members punching in on ov...