Selle: State needs to respond when cancer strikes firefighters

Illinois officials are good at raising taxes and fees. Not up there on their annual to-do list is taking care of those who can’t take care of themselves.

We’ve seen several examples of this of late. Take the case of A.J. Freund, the five-year-old Crystal Lake boy, allegedly beaten to death by his parents, who had multiple interventions with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

Turns out, the youngster wasn’t the only one DCFS workers failed to protect. There are dozens and dozens of cases, according to a recent state audit, where the agency flunked the child rescue test.

Then there were investigators for the Illinois State Police who are supposed to track down when gun owners lose their state firearms’ cards. The failure to yank the card and weapon of an Aurora man led to that mass shooting in the far western suburb.


Region: Lake County,City: Waukegan,Local,Region: Suburbs

via Lake County News – Lake County News-Sun

May 13, 2019 at 09:40AM

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