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Support for Domestic Violence Victims in Chicago Is Looking Grim
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Support for Domestic Violence Victims in Chicago Is Looking Grim

A few weeks ago, we wrote about a new law in Illinois that would require hairdressers, barbers, and so on to take courses on domestic violence in case their clients were to confide in them about abuse.

 

Laws like this are a great way to educate more people about the signs of domestic violence, and the resources available to victims. Once a case is reported to police, however, the laws must be enforced and further action must be taken … Read More

Domestic Violence Education for Illinois Hairdressers?
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Domestic Violence Education for Illinois Hairdressers?

If you regularly visit a barber or hairdresser, you know how special the relationship to a stylist can be. You probably spend time chatting about your job, family, relationships, and so on.

 

For many people, their hairdresser is also their friend, confidante, and sometimes even doctor or therapist. Because of this, many stylists learn information about abuse or violence within a client’s home.

 

Now, Illinois law is recognizing this relationship between stylist and client and the potential for … Read More

Cubs Fan? Donate to Anti-Domestic Violence Charities through Us
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Cubs Fan? Donate to Anti-Domestic Violence Charities through Us

As baseball season is winding down (and the playoffs are heating up), I’d like to reflect on some great efforts made by fans of the Chicago Cubs in response to a rather uncomfortable trade. I’m talking, of course, about Aroldis Chapman.

 

It wasn’t easy for fans at first when we heard about Aroldis Chapman coming to the Cubs. In July, the Cubs acquired the pitcher from the New York Yankees in exchange for Gleyber Torres, Adam Warren, and minor … Read More

Domestic Violence Protection Orders: What You Need to Know
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Domestic Violence Protection Orders: What You Need to Know

If you are in a serious altercation with a significant other, relative, or household member, they may threaten to file a restraining order to keep you away from your children, residence, or certain possessions.

 

These orders are no joke. Having an order of protection placed against you can severely limit your freedom, your relationships, and your ability to live your daily life.

 

Orders of protection are issued by a county court to prevent further or future abuse. In … Read More

Is Domestic Violence a Felony in Illinois?
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Is Domestic Violence a Felony in Illinois?

Domestic violence is currently a rising epidemic and controversial topic in America. As more attention is drawn to these crimes, sentencing and charges seem to be harsher and more common. If you are charged with domestic violence, will you be facing a felony?

 

It depends. Let’s go more in depth and talk about when domestic violence is and is not a felony in the state of Illinois.

 

Defining Domestic Violence

 

Domestic violence is any act of violence … Read More