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DCFS under fire over beating death of 4-year-old

on Fri, 03/16/2012 - 11:54

CHICAGO— Cook County Public Guardian Robert Harris is sharply criticizing the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services after a 4-year-old boy was beaten to death.

"Untill a child dies, it doesn't seem to get much attention," Harris said.

Christopher Valdez was found severely bruised and beaten November 25th at his home at 51st and Trumbull in the Gage Park neighborhood. It was the day after Thanksgiving as well as his birthday.

Chicago police say his mother Crystal Valdez watched and did nothing as her boyfriend Cesar Ruiz allegedly