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More kids dying under Illinois DCFS watch

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Updated: November 15, 2013 8:34AM

More kids are dying from child abuse and neglect in Illinois, and a growing number of those deaths are occurring despite the state child-welfare system's involvement, investigating or monitoring their care, a Chicago Sun-Times and WBEZ examination of 10 years of neglect and abuse cases has found. For the 12 months ending June 30, 2013, child deaths caused by abuse or neglect hit a 30-year high statewide, according to data from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. For the first time since 1989, the number of children dying topped 100. READ MORE

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