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Letter: Time to investigate DCFS and former CEO

To the Editor:

The definition of (redacted)

1: to put in writing; Frame.

2: to select or adapt (as by obscuring or removing sensitive information) for publication or release; broadly: edit.

3: to obscure or remove (text) from a document prior to publication or release.

In my interpretation of the definition of (redacted) that there was information to all of the reports that was not compiled and, by not doing so, led up to the issues surrounding the death of little Sema’j.

I understand that there are times when information isn’t made public, but these files for official use should have been completed with all of the existing information to assist the organizations involved, which should again raise red flags.

But, then again, these investigations need to be fully addressed and not, as said in the article in the May 28 edition of The Herald-News, that DCFS competed to close the most cases with two winners earning $100 gift cards, which was reported by the Chicago Tribune on May 26.

If this is all that these children today are to DCFS, a contest, then these individuals need to be removed from their positions. I feel that they should be investigating (now former) CEO George Sheldon as to his overseeing of the DCFS organization and the investigations being performed by his employees.

With this all being said, if I am wrong with my interpretation of the facts, then I stand to be corrected.

Joseph E. Starmann


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