By: Diane Benjamin
The County Board Justice Committee meets tomorrow. https://www.mcleancountyil.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/6792
The agenda report is packed with information, below are just snippets.
Here’s a stat that I can make sound really scary – watch the media, this is what they do.
During the second quarter of 2020 (April-May-June) Juvenile cases of Abuse and Neglect were up 25%. Throwing out percents without real numbers can make actual appear worse than it is, that doesn’t make any cases less than tragic.
I’ve seen stories asking what the shutdown and on-line education is doing to kids and their families. The actual increase in these court cases was 12. Year to date cases are up 27.
Link to 2019 report: https://www.mcleancountyil.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/6792
Deaths year to date are up 21 – see PDF page 126. One suicide was reported, 11 other deaths were accidental. PDF page 126