MT. VERNON — The Fifth District Appellate Court has upheld a lower court's ruling terminating the parental rights of an East St. Louis man.
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services News
MT. VERNON — An Illinois mother will not regain primary physical custody of two of her children after an appeals court upheld a decision to not return them to her. The court ruled that the mother of five, who has a history of mental illness and violent outbursts, failed to make enough progress to regain custody of her 10-year-old and her 3-year-old.
URBANA — A federal judge recently denied the state’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging its foster parent policies restricting firearms possession.
Third-party defendant Jane Doe denies liability and seeks dismissal in a suit alleging a minor girl was sexually assaulted during a supervised parental visit.
Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge will emcee the National Child Abuse Prevention Month news conference and public forum next week to help raise awareness of abuse in Madison County.
Republican Illinois House hopeful Jim Acklin says accounts he let a family friend continue teaching high school after being told he was a sexual predator are “desperate political attacks.”
In sexual misconduct suit, state rep candidate said female student was responsible for relationship with teacher
URBANA – Legislative candidate Jim Acklin of Ogden countered a former student’s sexual misconduct suit against the school district he leads by blaming her.
Judge Kelley denies Children First Foundation’s motion to dismiss lawsuit alleging sexual assault during supervised visit
St. Clair County Associate Judge Randall Kelley denied a motion to dismiss filed by a non-profit organization overseeing supervised parental visits who previously denied liability in an alleged sexual assault case involving a minor girl.
Children First Foundation denies liability in lawsuit alleging sexual assault during supervised visit
A non-profit organization overseeing supervised parental visits denies liability in a case alleging a minor child was sexually assaulted by her mother in the bathroom.
A father alleges his minor daughter was sexually assaulted by her mother while on a supervised visit by a non-profit organization.
The Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to review a wrongful death case that an appeals panel noted presents a “rather novel issue” over whether the state courts recognize the self-critical analysis privilege.
An East Alton woman has filed a series of lawsuits demanding the immediate return of a child she claims was illegally removed from her home despite a pending adoption.
Matoesian Madison County Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian has dismissed the head of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the parents of a man convicted of beating a toddler to death from a wrongful death suit.
Matoesian Madison County Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian is set to hear all pending motions in a battery and wrongful death suit filed last year over the beating death of a three year-old Carlyle boy.
Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon Against a lobby lined with silhouettes representing abused children in Madison County, Lt. Governor Sheila Simon, Madison County Chairman Alan Dunstan, Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder, and other local officials announced their commitment to preventing child abuse as they kicked off Child Abuse Prevention Month Friday.
The parents and grandparents of a Madison County boy and the state are named in a $1.05 million lawsuit filed on behalf of a young child allegedly beaten to death by his father.
O'Fallon School District 203 has been added as a defendant in a suit over the alleged sexual abuse of a student by a music teacher.
The parents of an adopted child are seeking in excess of $3 million after their 16-year-old daughter was allegedly placed by a state agency with the girl's biological father, without a court order.
The parents of an Abraham Lincoln elementary school student in Belleville School District 118 allege their son was sexually assaulted by other students while riding a bus home on Feb. 5, according to a lawsuit filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court Aug. 17.