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Northwest Herald
Foster parents nurture so much more than childrenme she hoped we would continue to have a relationship if they came back to her.
Northwest Herald / Posted 28 minutes ago
me she hoped we would continue to have a relationship if they came back to her. But when I put them in that taxi outside of DCFS, I wondered how sincere Mom’s desire was. It’s an easy thing to aspire to when reunification doesn’t necessarily seem... Read more
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The Mercury News
Social worker, police visited troubled California family months before boy went missingEstevez’s mother and a bizarre – and unfounded – accusation he lobbed against h
The Mercury News / Posted 8 hours ago
Estevez’s mother and a bizarre – and unfounded – accusation he lobbed against her, the one that attracted the attention of DCFS. Throughout the legal documents, Estevez alleges Andressian Sr. lied to her and to the court. He described himself as a... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
Social worker, police visited troubled family months before South Pasadena boy went missingEstevez’s mother and a bizarre — and unfounded — accusation he lobbed against h
Pasadena Star-News / Posted yesterday
Estevez’s mother and a bizarre — and unfounded — accusation he lobbed against her, the one that attracted the attention of DCFS. Throughout the legal documents, Estevez alleges Andressian Sr. lied to her and to the court. He described himself as a... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
DCFS vows change in wake of Joliet-area toddler's deathDCFS officials fielded questions from state lawmakers during a joint House and
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
DCFS officials fielded questions from state lawmakers during a joint House and Senate committee meeting in Chicago about the agency's handling of the girl's case. Semaj was reported missing April 25 from her home near Joliet. Family members told... Read more
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Daily Herald
Legislators question child-care officials on toddler's deaththe Illinois Department of Children and Family Services about the April death o
Daily Herald / Posted yesterday
the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services about the April death of 17-month-old Semaj (sa-MAH'-jay) Crosby. DCFS director Beverly Walker has been on the job for just a month. However, on Tuesday she assured legislators the department... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
DCFS vows change in the wake of Joliet-area toddler's deathDCFS officials fielded questions from state lawmakers during a joint House and
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
DCFS officials fielded questions from state lawmakers during a joint House and Senate committee meeting in Chicago about the agency's handling of the Semaj Crosby case. Semaj was reported missing April 25 from her home near Joliet. Family members... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
DCFS officials to testify in Semaj Crosby death investigationJOLIET TOWNSHIP, Ill. — The Illinois Department of Child and Family Services (D
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 2 days ago
JOLIET TOWNSHIP, Ill. — The Illinois Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) will have to answer questions about the death of 17-month-old Semaj Crosby on Tuesday as Illinois House and Senate lawmakers hold a hearing on the case. Semaj was... Read more
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NBC Chicago
DCFS to Testify on Reforms in Wake of Semaj InvestigationServices Committee and House Health Care Availability & Accessibility Committee
NBC Chicago / Posted 2 days ago
Services Committee and House Health Care Availability & Accessibility Committee, which plans to review general practices of DCFS and also evaluate any neglect that may have occurred during the Semaj case. The toddler was the subject of a massive... Read more
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The Economic Times
This time domestic investors have made more money than foreign investors: Sunil Singhania, Reliance MFon an annual basis the country would save $70 to $80 billion and this is an ann
The Economic Times / Posted 2 days ago
on an annual basis the country would save $70 to $80 billion and this is an annual saving. We are all analysts. We do the DCFs quite well for every stock but if you just DCF the impact of the saving of $70 to $80 billion, it is almost a trillion... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Newborn's parents accused of giving her drugs to mask heroin withdrawaltreatment for withdrawal symptoms,” the hospital’s statement read. “The hospita
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 3 days ago
treatment for withdrawal symptoms,” the hospital’s statement read. “The hospital’s social work team will also contact DCFS (Utah Division of Child and Family Services) immediately if illicit drug use took place during the pregnancy. When a... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Newborn's parents accused of giving her drugs to mask heroin withdrawaltreatment for withdrawal symptoms,” the hospital’s statement read. “The hospita
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 3 days ago
treatment for withdrawal symptoms,” the hospital’s statement read. “The hospital’s social work team will also contact DCFS (Utah Division of Child and Family Services) immediately if illicit drug use took place during the pregnancy. When a... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Newborn’s parents accused of giving her drugs to mask heroin withdrawaltreatment for withdrawal symptoms,” the hospital’s statement read. “The hospita
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 3 days ago
treatment for withdrawal symptoms,” the hospital’s statement read. “The hospital’s social work team will also contact DCFS (Utah Division of Child and Family Services) immediately if illicit drug use took place during the pregnancy. When a... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
Newborn’s parents accused of giving her drugs to mask heroin withdrawaltreatment for withdrawal symptoms,” the hospital’s statement read. “The hospita
Dayton Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
treatment for withdrawal symptoms,” the hospital’s statement read. “The hospital’s social work team will also contact DCFS (Utah Division of Child and Family Services) immediately if illicit drug use took place during the pregnancy. When a... Read more
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WPXI Pittsburgh
Newborn's parents accused of giving her drugs to mask heroin withdrawaltreatment for withdrawal symptoms,” the hospital’s statement read. “The hospita
WPXI Pittsburgh / Posted 3 days ago
treatment for withdrawal symptoms,” the hospital’s statement read. “The hospital’s social work team will also contact DCFS (Utah Division of Child and Family Services) immediately if illicit drug use took place during the pregnancy. When a... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Newborn’s parents accused of giving her drugs to mask heroin withdrawaltreatment for withdrawal symptoms,” the hospital’s statement read. “The hospita
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 3 days ago
treatment for withdrawal symptoms,” the hospital’s statement read. “The hospital’s social work team will also contact DCFS (Utah Division of Child and Family Services) immediately if illicit drug use took place during the pregnancy. When a... Read more
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FOX 43 Harrisburg
Parents accused of giving opioids to baby on day she was bornoldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted 5 days ago
oldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to separate the children from each other and DCFS approved him to take the other three children as well. Wilde and Christenson are the parents of the other three... Read more
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WHO-TV 13 Des Moines
Utah Parents Accused of Giving Opioids to Baby on Day She was Bornoldest boy’s father, who took custody of that child. The father did not want to
WHO-TV 13 Des Moines / Posted 5 days ago
oldest boy’s father, who took custody of that child. The father did not want to separate the children from each other and DCFS approved him to take the other three children as well. Wilde and Christenson are the parents of the other three... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Parents accused of giving opioids to baby on day she was bornoldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 5 days ago
oldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to separate the children from each other and DCFS approved him to take the other three children as well. Wilde and Christenson are the parents of the other three... Read more
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FOX 59 Indianapolis
Parents accused of giving opioids to baby on day she was bornoldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to
FOX 59 Indianapolis / Posted 5 days ago
oldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to separate the children from each other and DCFS approved him to take the other three children as well. Wilde and Christenson are the parents of the other three... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Parents accused of giving opioids to baby on day she was bornoldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 6 days ago
oldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to separate the children from each other and DCFS approved him to take the other three children as well. Wilde and Christenson are the parents of the other three... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
Parents accused of giving opioids to baby on day she was bornoldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 6 days ago
oldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to separate the children from each other and DCFS approved him to take the other three children as well. Wilde and Christenson are the parents of the other three... Read more
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WTKR Norfolk
Parents accused of giving opioids to baby on day she was bornoldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to
WTKR Norfolk / Posted 6 days ago
oldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to separate the children from each other and DCFS approved him to take the other three children as well. Wilde and Christenson are the parents of the other three... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Parents accused of giving opioids to baby on day she was bornoldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 6 days ago
oldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to separate the children from each other and DCFS approved him to take the other three children as well. Wilde and Christenson are the parents of the other three... Read more
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FOX 8 WGHP
Parents accused of giving opioids to baby on day she was bornoldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to
FOX 8 WGHP / Posted 6 days ago
oldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to separate the children from each other and DCFS approved him to take the other three children as well. Wilde and Christenson are the parents of the other three... Read more
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FOX 8 Cleveland
Parents accused of giving opioids to baby on day she was bornoldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to
FOX 8 Cleveland / Posted 6 days ago
oldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to separate the children from each other and DCFS approved him to take the other three children as well. Wilde and Christenson are the parents of the other three... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
Parents accused of giving opioids to baby on day she was bornoldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted 6 days ago
oldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to separate the children from each other and DCFS approved him to take the other three children as well. Wilde and Christenson are the parents of the other three... Read more
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FOX40 Sacramento
Parents Accused of Giving Opioids to Baby on Day She was Bornoldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to
FOX40 Sacramento / Posted 6 days ago
oldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to separate the children from each other and DCFS approved him to take the other three children as well. Wilde and Christenson are the parents of the other three... Read more
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CBS 6 Richmond
Parents accused of giving opioids to baby on day she was bornoldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to
CBS 6 Richmond / Posted 6 days ago
oldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to separate the children from each other and DCFS approved him to take the other three children as well. Wilde and Christenson are the parents of the other three... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
Utah Parents Accused Of Giving Opioids To Baby On Day She Was Bornoldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 6 days ago
oldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to separate the children from each other and DCFS approved him to take the other three children as well. Wilde and Christenson are the parents of the other three... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Parents accused of giving opioids to baby on day she was bornoldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 6 days ago
oldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to separate the children from each other and DCFS approved him to take the other three children as well. Wilde and Christenson are the parents of the other three... Read more
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FOX 31 Denver
Parents accused of giving opioids to baby on day she was bornoldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to
FOX 31 Denver / Posted 6 days ago
oldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to separate the children from each other and DCFS approved him to take the other three children as well. Wilde and Christenson are the parents of the other three... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Parents accused of giving opioids to baby on day she was bornoldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 6 days ago
oldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to separate the children from each other and DCFS approved him to take the other three children as well. Wilde and Christenson are the parents of the other three... Read more
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KTLA-TV Los Angeles
Utah Parents Arrested After Allegedly Giving Infant Daughter Drugs on Day She Was Bornwith the Utah Division of Child and Family Services contacted the oldest boy’s
KTLA-TV Los Angeles / Posted 6 days ago
with the Utah Division of Child and Family Services contacted the oldest boy’s father, who took custody of that child. The father did not want to separate the children from each other, and DCFS approved him to take the other three children as... Read more
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WPIX 11 New York
Parents arrested for allegedly giving drugs to newborn daughteroldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to
WPIX 11 New York / Posted 6 days ago
oldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to separate the children from each other and DCFS approved him to take the other three children as well. Wilde and Christenson are the parents of the other three... Read more
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FOX 13 Utah
Utah County parents arrested for giving drugs to newborn daughteroldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to
FOX 13 Utah / Posted 6 days ago
oldest boy’s father who took custody of that child. The father did not want to separate the children from each other and DCFS approved him to take the other three children as well. Wilde and Christenson are the parents of the other three... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
State watchdog reports given to Rauner detail controversial hiring, contracts at DCFSon June 15. While he admitted some lapses of judgment, Sheldon said the reports
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
on June 15. While he admitted some lapses of judgment, Sheldon said the reports had no bearing on his decision to leave DCFS. Rauner personally urged him to remain in Illinois, Sheldon said: "He asked me to stay on as recently as a few weeks... Read more
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International Business Times
Paedophile who abused same three children as his brother given 11 life sentences assaulted by Robert Craig. The counsellor then reported the abuse to the Illino
International Business Times / Posted 13 days ago
assaulted by Robert Craig. The counsellor then reported the abuse to the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS). State's attorney Joe McMahon said: "Robert and Richard Craig are child predators. Their crimes stole a normal... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Man Sentenced For Molesting Same 3 Kids as His Brotherand Family Services. “The horrific facts about the Craig brothers’ actions cam
NBC Chicago / Posted 14 days ago
and Family Services. “The horrific facts about the Craig brothers’ actions came to light because someone made a report to DCFS on behalf of these three victims,” McMahon said. “I cannot stress enough the importance of making a report when someone... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Detective Reveals New Details on Semaj Crosby Investigationautopsy, Semaj had no visible wounds or blood on her body. Missing Toddler Fou
NBC Chicago / Posted 16 days ago
autopsy, Semaj had no visible wounds or blood on her body. Missing Toddler Found Dead in Joliet Township Read the full DCFS report The report contains information regarding the various people who inhabited the home, including Semaj's... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Will there be justice for little Kyndra?with a laugh. “We had dogs back then, and I didn’t think it would be a good mat
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 25 days ago
with a laugh. “We had dogs back then, and I didn’t think it would be a good match.” Still, one night in early autumn 2005, DCFS called about a special baby. The Lusks were told that an infant — just 3½ months old — has been shaken severely, and her... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Authorities urge patience as they investigate Joliet-area toddler's mysterious deathFamily Services and its handling of complaints of abuse and neglect against var
Chicago Tribune / Posted 26 days ago
Family Services and its handling of complaints of abuse and neglect against various family members living in the home. A DCFS caseworker was at the home just hours before Semaj was reported missing. The caseworker took note of what police later... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Immigrant women fear deportation under Trump if they report domestic abuse, advocates sayhe alleged in a report to the Department of Children and Family Services that h
Chicago Tribune / Posted a month ago
he alleged in a report to the Department of Children and Family Services that her new boyfriend was abusing their daughter. DCFS found no evidence that the claims were true, she said. But Maria — fearing that a prolonged court battle could put her... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Illinois DCFS names new director, a veteran human services leaderleadership to an agency battered by scandals, management upheaval and the death
Chicago Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
leadership to an agency battered by scandals, management upheaval and the deaths of children in state care. Former DCFS director George Sheldon resigned June 15 while facing an ethics probe into contracts that benefited some of his... Read more

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