Greater protections sought for Illinois child welfare workers (access required)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The speaker of the Illinois House said the state's child welfare caseworkers need to be treated like frontline emergency responders after a Department of Children and Family Services investigator was killed last week during a home visit, the second such tragedy in four-and-a-half years. Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch, a Hillside Democrat, was asked ...

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