With the stroke of a pen, Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans set June 1 as the start of the new Prostitution and Trafficking Intervention Court. Evans said state law already treats prostitution as a misdemeanor, and not a felony. The new intervention court takes that approach a step further.
Senator Mark Kirk said Monday he and Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein have introduced legislation to further crackdown on people involved in human 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.
A community activist says teenage girls — runaways — were held captive and forced by pimps to have sex.
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.
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.
A total of $500,000 in federal grant money will allow a program to combat human trafficking to continue in Cook County.
A 35-year-old man has been accused of forcing 12 girls into prostitution, and addicting them to heroin.
An Oswego tattoo artist has developed a specialty – covering up the ink of others.
A Glenview massage parlor owner was convicted Monday of trafficking foreign women, in some cases to work as prostitutes for him.
Prosecutors and police on Wednesday announced charges against Chicago gang members in a unique human trafficking investigation.
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.
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.
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 […]