department http://wkms.org en IL Department of Children and Family Services Investigator Caseloads Too High http://wkms.org/post/il-department-children-and-family-services-investigator-caseloads-too-high <p>A new analysis from the Chicago Tribune finds caseloads for Illinois Department of Children and Family Services investigators are too high.&nbsp; The Tribune reports the biggest trouble spots are in southern Illinois, Cook County, and the counties around Chicago. Mon, 05 Mar 2012 14:27:53 +0000 Todd Hatton & AP 17152 at http://wkms.org Draffen's Department Store Demolition http://wkms.org/post/draffens-department-store-demolition <p>For the past several years, the building that once housed Draffen&rsquo;s Department Store has sat vacant on a street corner in Calvert City. Boards cover its front windows and &ldquo;Keep Out&rdquo; signs warn people away from its unsteady walls, but at one time, the store operated as one of the city&rsquo;s chief centers of commerce. Yet money counts more than memories in the preservation of buildings, and Saturday, Calvert City will lose another historical landmark to demolition. Casey Northcutt has more.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 22:51:25 +0000 Casey Northcutt 16958 at http://wkms.org