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DCFS investigated report of neglect, abuse involving 6-year-old Damari Perry months before his death

Damari Perry, the North Chicago boy found murdered allegedly by his mother, was placed into foster care with his siblings when he was born, according to DCFS, who said they investigated a report of abuse months before his death. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services had taken four children into custody from Jannie […]

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Coroner identifies Wauconda parents found dead in Libertyville motel with their baby who was unharmed

Authorities have identified a man and woman found dead in a Libertyville motel from an apparent drug overdose. The couple’s baby was found in the room unharmed. Robert Callen, 35, of Wauconda, and Amanda Dubin, 34, of Wauconda, are both believed to have suffered from drug overdoses, according to the Lake County Coroner’s Office. Toxicology […]

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Man, woman found dead inside motel room in Libertyville; baby found unharmed

Police say a man and woman were found dead in a motel in Libertyville and an infant, who was also in their room, was found unharmed and is in DCFS custody. The Libertyville Police Department and Libertyville Fire Department responded around 11:08 a.m. Saturday to the Motel 6, 1809 North Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville. Libertyville […]

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Two former DCFS employees charged in AJ Freund case released from jail on bond

Two former DCFS caseworkers facing felony charges for their mishandling of AJ Freund abuse investigations were released from jail after posting bail. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday evening that arrest warrants had been served on Carlos J. Acosta, 54, of the 500 block of Prairie Ridge Drive in Woodstock, and Andrew R. Polovin, […]