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2 DCFS investigators fired over their handling of AJ Freund abuse investigation

Caseworker Carlos Acosta and his supervisor, who had both been on leave, have now been fired by the Department of Children and Family Services for their handling in the AJ Freund abuse investigation prior to his death. Illinois DCFS spokesman Jassen Strokosch confirmed to multiple news outlets Friday that Acosta and his supervisor Andrew Polovin […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts employee charged after cutting co-worker with knife in Libertyville, police say

A Dunkin’ Donuts employee was hospitalized after her co-worker pulled a knife on her and cut her at a Dunkin’ Donuts shop in Libertyville, police said. Melissa O. Goodwin, 31, of the 300 block of West Winchester Road in Libertyville, was charged with one count of aggravated battery, criminal damage to property, theft less than […]

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AJ Freund’s DCFS investigator and his supervisor placed on leave, official says

Department of Children and Family Services caseworker Carlos Acosta and his supervisor, who were accused of conducting ‘sham investigations’ into AJ Freund’s abuse before his death, have been put on leave, a government official said. State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) said Wednesday that a source at DCFS confirmed that caseworker Carlos Acosta and his […]