Domestic Abuse

Smart phone user (CBS)

How To Protect Yourself From Digital Domestic Abuse

Phone calls and texts that do not stop along with online tracking and spying, in this digital-age of smart phones and social media, domestic abusers have found new ways to stalk their victims. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez has warning signs and ways to stay safe.


Anita Alvarez

Alvarez Hopes Focus On Domestic Violence Leads To Better Services For Victims

Cook County’s top prosecutor says she hopes the focus on domestic abuse due to problems in the NFL brings changes for victims here, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.



#WhyIStayed: Meredith Vieira, Domestic Abuse Survivors Find Their Voice

By Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) — As the crisis over domestic violence in the NFL continues to dominate the headlines, women across the country are now bravely coming forward to share their stories of abuse. This week, Meredith Vieira […]


Janay Palmer, left and Ray Rice. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Experts Say Abusive Relationships Complex, Not Easy To Break Off

The day after her husband Ray Rice was released and suspended indefinitely, his wife Janay posted in Instagram calling their situation a “nightmare.”


NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Baffoe: The Power And Responsibility Of Roger Goodell

Goodell is only responsible to the dollar, not the human being.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2014

Philip Hritz

Man Arrested After Knocking Wife Unconscious, Fleeing With Baby

When his wife announced she was leaving him, police say, Philip Hritz took off with their 1-year-old son, and threatened to hurt the baby and himself.


Tio Hardiman, arrested on domestic abuse charge. (Credit: Hillside Police)

McCarthy: CeaseFire Program To Be Judged On Merits, Not Charges Against Director

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Monday that the city should not necessarily have to end a contract with the anti-violence group CeaseFire, after its director was charged with domestic abuse for allegedly punching and kicking his wife.


Bobby Hull

Bernstein: Blackhawks Now Must Fire Bobby Hull

By Dan Bernstein Senior Columnist (CBS) — The Blackhawks’ moral standards are now on paper, and they are public knowledge. In a letter to the Vice President/General Manager of Comcast Sports Net Chicago, team […]

670 The Score–05/05/2013

Dawn Davis alleges her former boyfriend, Schaumburg Police Chief Brian Howerton, has harassed her. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Schaumburg’s Top Cop Accused Of Stalking Ex-Girlfriend

CBS 2’s Pam Zekman has an exclusive interview with the woman who says she now fears for her safety.


Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Senate Panel OKs Bill Targeting Abusive Spouses

Urged on by a Joliet woman who survived two days of captivity and torture at the hands of an abusive husband, an Illinois Senate committee Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that would subject those convicted of domestic torture to stiffer prison sentences.

CBS Chicago–05/11/2011