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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 http://voices.suntimes.com/news/more-kids-dying-under-illinois-dcfs-watch/


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