human trafficking

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Kirk Introduces Legislation To Crack Down On Sex Trafficking

Senator Mark Kirk said Monday he and Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein have introduced legislation to further crackdown on people involved in human trafficking.

06/30/2014

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Police, Prosecutors, Welfare Groups Launch New Campaign Against Sex Trafficking

Although numbers are vague, the crime of human trafficking presents a real challenge to law enforcement and welfare agencies, who have teamed up to try to raise awareness of troubled children who end up being manipulated or forced into prostitution.

05/20/2014

Andrew Holmes (CBS)

Activist: Gage Park Property Was Used For Human Trafficking

A community activist says teenage girls — runaways — were held captive and forced by pimps to have sex.

05/12/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Sen. Kirk Calls For Law To Stop Internet Ads For Prostitution

Senator Mark Kirk and States Attorney Anita Alvarez are promoting an agenda aimed at stopping prostitution advertised over the internet, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

03/10/2014

Kwagala Project founder Kristen Hendricks poses with women from Uganda who were victims of human trafficking. (Supplied to CBS)

Chicago Woman Helps Human Trafficking Victims Start Fresh

A Chicago area businesswoman is proving all it takes to make a difference is a big heart. She’s helped hundreds of women start their lives over again in the U.S., after they were victims of human trafficking halfway around the world.

CBS 2–05/15/2013

Anita Alvarez

Cook County State’s Attorney Gets $500,000 To Fight Human Trafficking

A total of $500,000 in federal grant money will allow a program to combat human trafficking to continue in Cook County.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2012

Dajuan Brown

Man Charged With Forcing 12 Girls Into Prostitution

A 35-year-old man has been accused of forcing 12 girls into prostitution, and addicting them to heroin.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

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Tattoo Artist Works To Cover Up Ink From Former Lifestyles

An Oswego tattoo artist has developed a specialty – covering up the ink of others.

WBBM Newsradio–03/13/2012

Alex Campbell

Massage Parlor Owner Convicted Of Trafficking

A Glenview massage parlor owner was convicted Monday of trafficking foreign women, in some cases to work as prostitutes for him.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Police Use Wiretaps To Crack Human Trafficking By Street Gangs

Prosecutors and police on Wednesday announced charges against Chicago gang members in a unique human trafficking investigation.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011

Myrelle and Tyrelle Lockett

Twins First Convicted Of Sex Trafficking In Illinois

Twin brothers charged last year with forcing young women to perform sex acts for money in the south suburbs will be going to prison, the first people in Illinois convicted of human trafficking.

02/09/2011

Walter Miller

Police: Man Forced Girlfriend Into Prostitution

A West Side man is due in bond court on charges of human trafficking, after authorities say he beat his girlfriend until she agreed to prostitute herself for him.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2010

$75K bond for alleged pimp

CHICAGO (STMW) — A  Chicago man facing human trafficking charges for allegedly using violence and death threats to force women to work as prostitutes in Chicago and the suburbs was ordered held on $75,000 bond […]

WBBM Newsradio–08/20/2010