Days after the body of a 1-year-old Joliet Township girl was found under a couch in a house infested with bedbugs and with roaches climbing the walls, a Will County judge demanded to know what child welfare workers had done to help the family.
During a hearing Tuesday to determine where to place the deceased girl’s three older brothers, Judge Paula Gomora said that in previous visits to the home, caseworkers missed obvious signs of trouble.
“What did they do to help the family and to help these children?” Gomora asked, incredulously. “Quite honestly, from what I saw, I don’t know how any caseworker could’ve walked into that house and let those children stay.” [Read Full Article]
Source: Chicago Tribune