State audits point to troubling conditions in juvenile detention centers, but no agency has strong enough oversight to bring about change.
Stories by Molly Parker — Capitol News Illinois
Nov 8, 2023 | Molly Parker — Capitol News Illinois
A new report by an advocacy agency details how abuse and neglect at Choate have continued despite calls for and promises of reform.
Aug 16, 2023 | Molly Parker — Capitol News Illinois
The department’s about-face on Choate’s top leader follows months of reporting on poor conditions at the facility by Capitol News Illinois, Lee Enterprises Midwest and ProPublica.
Aug 10, 2023 | Molly Parker — Capitol News Illinois
At Ludeman Developmental Center in Park Forest, 37 employees have been fired, resigned or face pending disciplinary action after a state watchdog found that they defrauded a federal pandemic-era small business loan program.
Aug 2, 2023 | Molly Parker — Capitol News Illinois
Congress intended for the loans issued by the U.S. Small Business Administration, most of which were later forgiven, to keep small businesses afloat and their employees on the payroll as COVID-19 resulted in lockdowns and interrupted commerce.