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Pritzker names Marc D. Smith to lead DCFS Pritzker names Marc D. Smith to lead DCFS

Pritzker names Marc D. Smith to lead DCFS

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Wednesday that he has nominated Marc D. Smith to become the next director of the Department of Children and Family Services, the state’s principal child welfare agency. Smith is currently in charge of foster care and intact services at Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness, a nonprofit agency that contracts with the state to provide certain child welfare services. A resident of Joliet, he holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Illinois State University and a master’s in social work from the University of Illinois at...
Former state worker asks federal courts to order repayment of his union fees Former state worker asks federal courts to order repayment of his union fees

Former state worker asks federal courts to order repayment of his union fees

A former state worker in Illinois who won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case last year striking down mandatory union fees for public employees is now asking a federal appeals court to order the union to refund nearly $3,000 in fees he was forced to pay over the course of his career. Mark Janus worked as a child support specialist for the state from 2007 until 2018.

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