Central IL - A recent report form
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services shows an increase in child
abuse and neglect here in Central Illinois.
The report shows a 5.4 percent increase
in downstate Illinois including a rise in Macon, Logan, Vermilion,
Macoupin, Morgan, and Shelby
From July to October this year the
state's child abuse hotline had over 25 thousand suspected child abuse or
neglect calls, over a thousand more than this time last year.