domestic violence

Madison Parr

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.

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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.

Daisy Contreras / NPR Illinois

Survivors of domestic violence who want to change their name might get additional protections under a new Illinois proposal.  

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.

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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.