Thanks for all the replies to date - most helpful.
it is not the states atty that she should go to. it is the illinois dept. of healtcare and family services.
If on welfare or wanting to get on welfare, the DCFS, which will enlist the State's Attorney to obtain recovery of their costs from the non-custodial parent. If not on welfare, then the state's atty directly.
The IDPA is the IV-D agency for IL, but it contracts out to the State's Attorney to provide IV-D legal representation.
no longer called ill dept of public aid. now called ill dept of healthcare and family services. people needing child support assistance go to the dept, not the states atty. the dept refers to the states atty. intake is done at the dept. that is what i said. dcfs has nothing to do with this. i see you do not do family law. maybe that is why you did not know the correct place and name of the agency to send her.
Thanks. I do try to avoid the public aid cases and now know to send them to IDHFS. The SA just takes a few notes and sends these there, alerting law enforcement if the situation warrants. Downstate the SA's are often more helpful and sympathetic as a "first responder" in the law.