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Government Shutdown Threatens Domestic Violence Hotline

The partial government shutdown could put a 24/7 domestic violence call center on Chicago’s Northwest Side on hold.  The Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline refers victims of abuse to local shelters, counseling centers, legal advocates and a number of other resources throughout the state.  The service may stop operating in the coming weeks if the federal government shutdown continues.  The hotline is mostly funded through a Victims of Crime Act grant, which comes from the U.S. Department of Justice.


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