Illinois' child welfare agency, its workers, and those who depend on its services got some good news from a federal judge Tuesday: that services must continue, and salaries must be paid.
“According to the federal judge's ruling, employees will continue to work as they have, and they will continue to be paid for that work,” says DCFS spokesman Andrew Flach.
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“It's definitely a work in progress,” Flach says of the turnaround needed for the beleaguered agency, which – like much of state government – is under new management. “It's taken many years for the agency to get wo where it is today, and it will take some time to turn around, but we're working on it.”
The American Civil Liberties Union went to court to secure Tuesday's ruling.