-Illinois
5:50 am
Thu February 27, 2014

DCFS Director Resigns, Daughter Speaks Out

The newly appointed director of Illinois’ child welfare system resigned Wednesday after a month on the job.

Arthur Bishop was appointed by Governor Pat Quinn last month.

Arthur Bishop
Credit Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice

Soon after, WBEZ and the Chicago Sun-Times looked into his background as part of an investigation into the policies and procedures at Illinois’ Department of Children and Family Services.

Reporters found that Bishop had once pleaded guilty to theft.

And 11 years ago - he was sued for not providing child support to his daughter, Erica.

Earlier this week - she agreed to tell her story to the Sun-Times and WBEZ’s Tony Arnold:

Erica Bishop talks about her relationship with her father who resigned from DCFS