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Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:01 am

Parents forced to trade custody for care of adopted children

 When Dan Hoy was just six months old, he was taken from his biological parents by the state. He was lethargic and starving to death, and he had to be fed with an eye dropper each hour to keep hi...
Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010 02:22 pm

Rantoul neighborhood offers support and hope for kids, parents and seniors

On a quiet street in Rantoul sits a small neighborhood of 15 nondescript duplex houses, part of a larger subdivision built decades ago to house the families of pilots and workers at the now-closed Cha...
Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010 02:37 pm

Director resigns, union and advocates call for reform of failing system

Three weeks after the director of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice announced his resignation, two different studies are calling for major changes in the troubled agency’s operations.K...
Thursday, May 6, 2010 10:02 pm

Dropping some leases managed by Cellini-founded firm

State offices in Springfield are about to do the do-si-do as Illinois shuffles office spaces in an attempt to eliminate costly expired leases.The leases are negotiated by the state’s Central Man...
Thursday, April 29, 2010 12:22 pm

Fixing Illinois’ juvenile justice system

What do you do when you catch a criminal? Conventional wisdom says you lock them up and hope prison scares them straight. But what if that doesn’t work, and what if that criminal is only 13 year...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 03:04 pm

Leshonda Rogers saw a need and had an idea. She started Primed for Life.

The result was the birth of Primed For Life. “Our role is to partner with clients and service agencies by acting as a bridge that ultimately leads to healthy, productive, self-aware and socially conscious citizens who have a positive impact on their families and communities,” explains Rogers. And while Rogers and her staff work hard to help parents, she is quick to add that she will ...

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