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DCFS Layoffs Delayed for Now
Expected layoffs involving hundreds of workers with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services appear to be put on the back burner for now.
Officials at AFSCME, the union representing the workers, say they have been told by the department that pending layoffs for 375 workers were cancelled.
State lawmakers cut $85 million from the agency earlier this year, prompting the department to warn about impending layoffs.
The agency's executive director said the department will be working with those lawmakers to restore some funding. In addition, the department is planning reorganization cost-cutting measures.