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

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significantly fewer cases of suspected child abuse or neglect being reported to the state of Illinois, according to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

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