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CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois will remove about 130 children from a church-run home for troubled youths that has been under scrutiny for its handling of a suicide and two alleged sexual assaults, state officials said Friday.

The children at Maryville Academy's City of Youth residential center in suburban Des Plaines will be moved to other Illinois facilities within 90 days, officials said.

"Maryville has had chance after chance to solve its problems," Bryan Samuels, director of the state Department of Children and Family Services, said at a news conference. "This is not a safe environment for our kids, particularly the most vulnerable of these kids."