State Representative Martin McLaughlin said, “Illinois DCFS Director Marc Smith announced he is resigning from his post effective December 31. While new leadership is a first step, it is far from a solution to the deep-seated problems at the agency. Major changes must be made, and quickly, to protect the children in state care.
“Illinois House Republicans have introduced legislation that will help this agency, help families, and help keep children safe. We’ve put in the work by meeting with stakeholders and experts. It’s time for Speaker Welch to call our legislation for a vote.
“We cannot continue to repeat the same mistakes and expect things to get better for these kids. This is life and death, and we must take action.”