ILLINOIS -- Parents are being urged to enroll their kids in swim lessons if they can't get around in the water.
ILLINOIS -- A department known for protecting kids throughout the state is celebrating a milestone.
SPRINGFIELD -- The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is launching a new effort to help stop child abuse and neglect in the state.
WATSON -- A 3-year old is in the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) after his big sister was brutally murdered.
DECATUR -- People in one neighborhood say they've seen kids being abused at a nearby daycare.
SPRINGFIELD -- A new report shows DCFS is backed up.
URBANA -- A DCFS employee charged with stealing money from the state was still getting paid three weeks after those charges were announced.
CHAMPAIGN -- Tuesday's budget address wasn't all bad news.
SPRINGFIELD -- Tensions are rising over stalled contract talks between the state and state workers.
SPRINGFIELD -- Programs around the state are struggling to make ends meet, but a newly signed law may help with that.
SPRINGFIELD -- State leaders warn funding for some programs is drying up.
SPRINGFIELD -- A new report released by DCFS is showing some scary numbers. 90 children died last year in Illinois from child abuse and neglect.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state's child abuse hotline was struggling to keep up with all calls, but DCFS hopes it won't be a problem anymore.
DECATUR -- Police say a woman locked her kids in a bedroom and her mom in the basement.
SPRINGFIELD -- Reports of child abuse in downstate Illinois are up.
SPRINGFIELD -- Nearly 400 DCFS workers will get to keep their jobs.
SPRINGFIELD -- DCFS is downsizing one of its biggest programs, all because of state budget cuts.
SPRINGFIELD -- 600 DCFS employees started receiving layoff notices Friday.
SPRINGFIELD -- A shortage in front line DCFS staff is impacting child abuse investigations on the local level.
SPRINGFIELD -- DCFS will lose millions in this year's proposed budget, and that could make it harder for struggling families to get the help they need.