In the state of Illinois you are considered an at will employee and as such the terms of employment and employment is always up to change. You need to review the handbook, employment contract (if any) and other terms of employment that may be spelled out in other forms.
Unfortunately, in the small space provided for questions one is unable to get a full background of the story. In the situations such as you are explaining you should immediately seek the counsel of a capable attorney that practices in the area of family law or if you cannot afford an attorney, you should seek a social service organization in your area. This answer is general in nature and does not form an attorney client relationship. If you would like to get more information on this topic or to establish an attorney client relationship please contacts my office.