Rauner Signs Bill Creating Human Trafficking Task ForceGov. Bruce Rauner labeled human trafficking a form of “modern day slavery” Sunday as he signed two bills targeting on a statewide level the crime of forced sexual exploitation.
Trinity International Football Players Helping Rescue Victims Of Human TraffickingFor the third year, members of the Trinity International University Trojans football team were holding a fundraiser for a women’s shelter for sex trafficking victims in northern India.
Man Charged With Forcing Teen Girl Into ProstitutionJudge Adam Bourgeois denied bond for Anthony Love, who “lured an underage girl into a sexual relationship and then forced her into prostitution in order to support him and feed his drug habit, according to a statement from the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.
Cook County Creates New Court To Focus On Prostitution, Human Trafficking CasesWith 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.
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.
Police, Prosecutors, Welfare Groups Launch New Campaign Against Sex TraffickingAlthough 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.
Activist: Gage Park Property Was Used For Human TraffickingA community activist says teenage girls -- runaways -- were held captive and forced by pimps to have sex.
Sen. Kirk Calls For Law To Stop Internet Ads For ProstitutionSenator Mark Kirk and States Attorney Anita Alvarez are promoting an agenda aimed at stopping prostitution advertised over the internet, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Chicago Woman Helps Human Trafficking Victims Start FreshA 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.
Cook County State's Attorney Gets $500,000 To Fight Human TraffickingA total of $500,000 in federal grant money will allow a program to combat human trafficking to continue in Cook County.
Man Charged With Forcing 12 Girls Into ProstitutionA 35-year-old man has been accused of forcing 12 girls into prostitution, and addicting them to heroin.
Tattoo Artist Works To Cover Up Ink From Former LifestylesAn Oswego tattoo artist has developed a specialty – covering up the ink of others.