Rauner Taps Florida Democrat To Head DCFS
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has selected a Florida Democrat to lead Illinois' troubled Department of Children and Family Services.
George Sheldon ran Florida's Department of Children and Families from 2008 to 2011. He's credited with expanding adoption opportunities for gays and lesbians, reducing the number of children in state custody and making state records more
Sheldon also served as an assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under President Barack Obama.
He wasn't immediately reached for comment.
Rauner spokesman Lance Trover confirmed the appointment to The Associated Press
Illinois' child welfare agency has seen seven directors in three years, with its most recent director resigning last month. It's also faced allegations of
abuse, neglect, violence and assault at residential facilities.