Lawmakers Say DCFS Faces 'Horrendous' Challenges
They include yet another search for a new child-welfare chief, anticipated budget cuts and election year politics.
Officials fear that efforts to help the agency could suffer if a replacement is not quickly found for recently resigned Arthur Bishop. He was the fourth chief to head the agency in less than a year's time.
A change in governor after November's election could also mean yet another leadership shift.
State Sen. Julie Morrison, a Deerfield Democrat, chaired a series of hearings last fall in response to a rash of problems at the agency. She says the leadership void puts any future reforms on hold.
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