Richard Calica http://wuis.org en Former DCFS Director Calica Dies http://wuis.org/post/former-dcfs-director-calica-dies <p></p><p>The former head of Illinois’ child welfare department died overnight.</p><p>Richard Calica resigned his position with the state Department of Children and Family Services last month.</p><p>He’d been diagnosed with cancer and had undergone surgery.&nbsp; When he resigned - Governor Pat Quinn praised Calica for adding more than 100 child welfare investigators to the department.</p><p>Calica’s chief of staff took over the department on an interim basis when he resigned.</p><p>Calica was 67.</p><p></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 17:00:24 +0000 Sean Crawford 15578 at http://wuis.org Former DCFS Director Calica Dies DCFS Director Resigns Due To Illness http://wuis.org/post/dcfs-director-resigns-due-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 http://wuis.org DCFS Director Resigns Due To Illness