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217 Today: DCFS hosts hiring event in Bloomington to keep up with increase in investigations

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services looked to fill at least 50 child welfare and case investigator positions on Monday during an on-the-spot job fair in Bloomington.

June 13, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • An investigation is underway after eight people were injured in a violent incident in Champaign early Sunday morning.
  • Illinois is the first state in the nation to withhold state grant funding from public libraries if they ban books.
  • Planned Parenthood of Illinois has seen a 54% spike in patients seeking abortion care since Roe versus Wade was overturned last year.
  • Urbana architect Joseph Royer is famous for many local buildings — and many of them have been named historic landmarks by the city, including a courthouse, public library, a downtown hotel and now includes a church.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear about a new way that Illinois DCFS is trying to fill job openings.

Reporting contributed by Mae Antar, Alex Degman, Mawa Iqbal, Jim Meadows and Eric Stock. 

Stephanie Mosqueda

Stephanie Mosqueda

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