Department of Children and Family Services Director Marc Smith addresses reporters. [Hannah Meisel/The Daily Line]

As Gov. JB Pritzker announced dozens of hires for high-level roles in his administration this winter and spring, one of his last picks to head a state agency was Marc Smith, who was announced as the new director of the Department of Children and Family Services on March 27 — more than two months into Pritzker’s time in office.

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