Oct 1, 2012
Hundreds of case-workers for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services protested in downtown Chicago last week. These workers keep track of children at risk of abuse or neglect. They are already extremely short staffed, and now the state wants to lay off 400 more case-workers in its new budget. The demonstrators denounced these cuts saying they will result in more abused and even killed children.
The State has plenty of tax cuts for corporations, but nothing to protect vulnerable children? These are the priorities of a broken system.