ILLINOIS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAW
Domestic violence is a crime.
Any person who physically assaults (which includes but is not limited to; hitting, choking, kicking, shoving, raping, destruction of personal property), threatens, harasses, exploits, neglects, deprives, intimidates dependents, stalks, or interferes with the personal liberty of another family or household member has broken Illinois Domestic Violence law.
Under Illinois law family or household members are defined as:
family members related by blood;
people who are married or used to be married;
people who share or used to share a home, apartment, or other common dwelling;
people who have or allegedly have child in common or a blood relationship through a child in common;
people who are dating or engaged or used to date, including same sex couples; and
people with disabilities and their personal assistants.