- Associated Press - Friday, January 24, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - A director of the Department of Juvenile Justice will be taking the helm of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

Arthur Bishop replaces Richard Calica, who died in December after a battle with cancer.

Bishop of Maywood is an ordained minister.

Quinn’s office says Bishop brings more than three decades of experience in child welfare to the task. He was director of field operations at DCFS for nearly a decade.

Quinn’s office notes under Bishop’s leadership at the Juvenile Justice Department, the population of youth in state detention centers dropped by hundreds of inmates.

Bishop’s appointment is effective Friday. The position pays $150,228.

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