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DCFS inspector general identifies focus areas to better protect children DCFS inspector general identifies focus areas to better protect children

DCFS inspector general identifies focus areas to better protect children

The statistic is staggering. Since July, 112 children who were in contact with Department of Children and Family Services personnel have died. DCFS inspector general Meryl Paniak on Wednesday identified four starting points for making improvements in protecting children in cases the agency is investigating.

Found a stray dog? You might soon be on the clock Found a stray dog? You might soon be on the clock

Found a stray dog? You might soon be on the clock

Dog owners who have their four-legged friends microchipped hope doing so will speed the dogs’ return if they get lost.  Legislation being considered in the General Assembly might also help speed that process.  SB1572 would require people who find a stray dog to bring it to their local animal control agency or police department within 48 hours.

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