Julie Q. v. The Department of Children and Family Services

Illinois Supreme Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL 113783
Decision Date: 
March 21, 2013
District: 
2d Dist.
Division/County: 
Lake Co.
Justice: 
GARMAN
Holding: 
Appellate court affirmed.
As legislature specifically removed environment-injurious language from its definition of neglect in Abusxed and Neglected Child Reporting Act, DCFS was without authority to reestablish that definition of neglect. Thus, an allegation in DCFS's indicating finding which reestablished that prior definition exceeds DCFS's scope of authority under the Act and is void. (KILBRIDE, FREEMAN, THOMAS, KARMEIER, and THEIS, concurring.)