Posts tagged "illinois"

Teen Girl Escapes After Two Years Of Being Held Captive & Sexually Assaulted

Disturbing news out of Illinois today: a teenage girl from Missouri escaped from a home in which she had been held captive for the past two years. The young woman, who was 15 when she went missing, said she had been sexually assaulted and beaten almost daily by an older man. She became pregnant by…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 24, 2012

Chicago Sheriff Sues Craigslist

The Sheriff of Cook County is suing Craiglist. Chicagoan Tom Dart claims the site cost his department $100,000 in prostitution prosecution in 2008. Monitoring the erotic services section of the site alone has yielded big busts, including a ring of four men who were pimping girls as young as fifteen! In fact, i…
By: Simcha / March 8, 2009

Stop! In The Name Of Civic Pride

“Stop! In the Naaaame of Love!” Diana Ross sang that phrase back in the '60s, but a suburb of Chicago has made it one of their mottos. Oaklawn, Illinois, had installed a few funny red octagons around town aimed at making people take a moment to stop and smile, after encouraging local residents to submit…
By: Simcha / May 2, 2008