domestic violence Domestic Violence Calls Surge After Stay-At-Home Order Lifts By Maureen Foertsch McKinney • Aug 4, 2020 Madison Parr Listen Listening... / 4:09 Hear Maureen McKinney's story. Franny Cole’s now-estranged husband had been emotionally abusive and financially controlling. She thinks sometimes about what might have happened had she not gathered the strength to leave prior to the coronavirus pandemic. Domestic Violence Shelters Wait For The Storm By Maureen Foertsch McKinney • Mar 30, 2020 Facebook Illinois domestic violence shelters have not received as many calls in recent days perhaps because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But that’s likely to change. Name Change Legislation May Give Domestic Abuse Survivors Added Protections By Daisy Contreras • Feb 12, 2018 Daisy Contreras / NPR Illinois Survivors of domestic violence who want to change their name might get additional protections under a new Illinois proposal. Budget Impasse Makes Future Of Sojourn Shelter Unclear By Rachel Otwell • Jun 23, 2017 Rachel Otwell Across Illinois - social service providers are having to make cuts. The head of one shelter says without a state budget, its future is bleak. Illinois Commits $0 Against Domestic Violence By Brian Mackey • Apr 4, 2017 Amanda Vinicky / NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS As Illinois enters its 22nd month without a real budget, the state services most affected by the political fight include those that help victims of domestic violence.