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Trouble at DCFS

Trouble at DCFS

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The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is facing what two Democratic lawmakers term “horrendous” challenges in the year ahead.

They include another search for a new child-welfare chief, anticipated budget cuts and election year politics. It’s feared that efforts to help the agency could suffer if a replacement for the recently resigned Arthur Bishop is not found quickly.

Bishop was the fourth chief to head the agency in less than a year. And, a change in governor after November’s election could mean yet another leadership shift.

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