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Abuse on the Rise

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The numbers are alarming, but it's really not a mystery why it's happening.  Reports of child abuse in Illinois are on the rise, and some of the highest numbers are right here in the Quad Cities.

Five area counties show abuse and neglect rates that were double the statewide average, and now DCFS workers are trying to figure out how to prevent it.

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