Denise Gonzalez en DCFS Director Resigns Due To Illness <p>The director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is to resign after a cancer diagnosis. &nbsp;<br />Gov. Pat Quinn announced Friday afternoon that Richard Calica would leave the post. Calica's chief of staff</p><p>Denise Gonzales is to serve as the agency's acting director.&nbsp;</p><p>Calica has held the post since December 2011. He said in a statement that working for the agency has been ``the most exciting and rewarding time of my career in child welfare.''</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:04:56 +0000 Associated Press 13142 at DCFS Director Resigns Due To Illness