Posts tagged "illinois"

Illinois Gov. Rauner Bans Conversion Therapy In The State

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed a bill into law yesterday banning the practice of gay “conversion therapy” in the state.
The practice aims to “cure” gays into straightness, operating under the assumption that homosexuality is a deviation from a heterosexuality that is normal or natural for human beings. This isn’t historically or

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 21, 2015

Sources Tell The LA Times That Dennis Hastert Paid To Conceal A Sex Crime

By now, you’ve probably heard that former House Speaker Dennis J. Hastert had been indicted on blackmail charges and is accused of shelling out over $1.7 million in hush money since 2010. According to the indictment, which was unsealed yesterday, Hastert is also accused of lying to the feds about the full amount of money…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 29, 2015

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…

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, in June 2008…

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…

Simcha / May 2, 2008