Budget cuts threaten DCFS reforms Clifford Triplett understands the impact his tortured past had on Illinois' child-welfare system and doesn't want to see it lose ground. As a 5-year-old, he was burned with cigarettes, whipped with a belt buckle and starved for months. Finally taken to a ... 06/8/2012 - 6:46 pm | View Link
Lack of state budget hits area human service providers Unfortunately, the cuts didn't stop there. Effective Wednesday ... investigators should handle no more than 12 investigations per month on average. "(DCFS) has been court ordered to continue all funding for counseling centers," said Laurie McLaughlin ... 07/5/2009 - 1:00 pm | View Link
2 foster kids finally flourish, but budget cuts threaten foster services But with the proposed state budget cuts, these boys and the other nearly 16,000 children ... said that under the proposed state budget, DCFS has to slash $460 million from its bottom line. Marlowe said the department will have to eliminate all counseling ... 06/21/2009 - 1:00 pm | View Link
State budget crunch closing parks, costing jobs AFSCME spokesman Anders Lindall said the possible impact of the layoffs is aggravated by previous cuts. He noted since 2001, DCFS has lost 28 percent of its frontline work force, DNR 21 percent and DHS field offices 20 percent. 08/27/2008 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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voices4kids.org The failure of the General Assembly to extend current income tax rates past their December 31 expiration resulted in an irresponsible budget that stops the ... 07/22/2014 - 8:03 am | View Website
Bike Walk Tennessee: Arrested for Riding Bike to School Could you be arrested for allowing your 5'th grade child to ride her bike one mile to school? That certainly seems crazy as we try to encourage active life ... 07/22/2014 - 2:20 am | View Website
Local Health Department Job Losses and Program Cuts Research Brief: Local Health Department Job Losses and Program Cuts: Findings from January/February 2010 Survey  made cuts in population-based primary prevention ... 07/21/2014 - 11:03 am | View Website
The jury has been selected in the trial of a white male, Theodore Wafer, who is charged with second-degree murder after he shot an African American girl, Menisha McBride in the face on his front porch on Nov 2, 2013.
BART's decision to start enforcing a little-known safety measure and roust people sleeping or lying in its downtown San Francisco stations is aimed at ending the deadlock over what to do about the underground system becoming a de facto homeless shelter.
"For years the city would do sweeps, and the result was that the homeless would just go down into the stations," said one transit agency official, who asked not to be named because of the political sensitivity of the crackdown.
 while San Francisco was enacting laws against sitting or lying to block a sidewalk, BART held off - in part because even the elected BART directors were split on what to do, with some reluctant to be seen as kicking homeless people out into the cold.
 about six months ago, a BART police sergeant came across a little-known state safety code that bars people from blocking the exits of a transit station.
When they met with city officials, they backed up their safety concerns with a video of an evacuation after an electrical arc filled the Civic Center Station with smoke back in 2012.
The man accused of playing airport security agent and directing two women into a private screening area for pat-downs at SFO is not only a high-powered international financier - he's the son-in-law of the man who led Hong Kong's government when it was turned over to Chinese rule.
Not so, says one fundraising insider, who tells us the Dems have the U.