Tagged Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

Why My Home State Can’t Have Nice Things

At least not until we find a new governor: Arthur Bishop, who is Gov. Pat Quinn’s choice to lead the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, has been in the job only a few weeks. He runs a far-flung agency whose caseworkers make decisions that affect the lives of thousands of abused and neglected children. An agency that doles out millions of dollars in contracts. An agency that saw its director quit in 2011 under a cloud of suspicion about insider grant-dealing. It is unconscionable to have the appointment of a new DCFS director clouded by ethical concerns related…