The director of the state’s child welfare agency who pleaded guilty to stealing money from clients of a Chicago social-service agency 20 years ago has resigned from his post. Department of Children and Family Services Director Arthur Bishop submitted a letter of resignation to Gov. Pat Quinn’s office Wednesday. The letter notes that his background could be a distraction for Quinn in the upcoming election. Bishop pleaded guilty to theft in the mid-1990s for taking money from patients at Chicago mental health center. Quinn’s spokeswoman says the governor immediately appointed a new acting director of the agency. Attorney and social worker Bobbie Gregg was appointed for a 60-day term while a search for a full-time replacement begins.
Winslow says he wants to use body cameras as a means to protect officers on every call, every time.
There are now some new people to work at some of the state's prisons.
A Springfield man is in custody, charged with disarming and aggravated battery of a peace officer among other charges.
Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died.