Illinois Department of Human Services News

Man loses appeal from St. Clair County murder case

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 29, 2018

The Fifth District Appellate Court upheld a first-degree murder conviction against a man who challenged the verdict over his fitness to stand trial.

Appellate court affirms lower court’s order to continue treatment for man convicted of first-degree murder

By Sandra Lane | Jul 5, 2018

MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed a ruling of St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert Haida in remanding a man convicted of murder to the custody of the Department of Human Services for continuing treatment.

Fifth District upholds ruling rejecting man's request to vacate commitment

By John Sammon | Oct 16, 2017

MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court on Oct. 4 upheld the rejection of the appeal of a man seeking annulment of a court order that had committed him as a sexually violent person, ruling that allegations he did not have the mental capacity to understand the proceedings against him were groundless.

District court reopens Continental Tires the Americas discrimination case

By Glenn Minnis | Aug 31, 2017

BENTON – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois has reopened an ongoing discrimination suit where a former Continental Tires the Americas employee alleges that she was routinely subjected to a hostile work environment and rising levels of emotional distress.

District Court throws out sexual harassment case from nurse against employer Wexford

By Sara McCleary | Jun 2, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS — A judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois has granted summary judgment in favor of defendants Wexford Health Sources and a supervisor in a sexual harassment case.

Court upholds age discrimination and retaliation claims against BeDell Center

By Melissa Busch | Mar 31, 2017

U.S. District Judge David Herndon has upheld age discrimination and common law retaliation claims brought by a former employee at a facility that provides services to children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Social service providers sue Rauner for vetoing appropriations, demand state pay $100 million

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 4, 2016

A group of more than five dozen Illinois social service agencies have sued Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and a collection of state agencies, alleging the governor’s decision to veto three appropriation bills in June 2015 has provided cover for the state to unconstitutionally refuse to pay them more than $100 million they are collectively owed for services rendered under contracts with the state of Illinois.

DHS worker from Highland charged with theft, official misconduct

By The Madison County Record | Nov 19, 2015

Illinois Department of Human Services caseworker Amy Mueller, 40, of Highland, has been charged for allegedly misappropriating more than $160,000 in assistance for needy families. Mueller was arraigned earlier today on charges brought by Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office in Madison County Criminal Court.

lllinois funnels training to big donor union; Mandatory state-funded sessions include time for union pitch

By Mark Fitton | Nov 21, 2014

HarrisCARBONDALE -- While a suburban Chicago woman's successful lawsuit against Illinois means home care workers who receive government stipends do not have to join a union, many still must attend training presented by the union.And those mandatory sessions -- which the state funds -- devote a half-hour for the union to pitch itself and distribute membership sign-up cards.Critics say the contractual

Cook County is inconvenient says mother in class action against IDHS

By Ann Maher | Mar 14, 2012

Saddler A Madison County single mother and childcare benefit recipient has filed suit against the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) claiming it unfairly files collection actions in Cook County Circuit Court, an inconvenient forum.

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