| Sep 15, 2013
Libertyville officials have enacted stricter rules regarding massage therapists and massage parlors in response to a state law passed in an attempt to better regulate the industry.
Village officials recently adopted the new ordinance, which lays out who...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 4:55 PM
The patience stone (syngue sabour) of Persian mythology is a magical black stone that receives the problems of those who confide in it. According to myth, when the stone has absorbed all the pain and suffering of the person, it will shatter and free the...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:14 PM
The Woodstock man accused earlier this year of sexually assaulting five women is now facing additional charges.
McHenry County prosecutors filed new aggravated criminal sexual assault charges this week against Charles Oliver, 45, after a sixth woman...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 7:51 PM
Ladies of the evening roam Federal Highway morning, noon and night.
Vagrants sleep here. And dope is sold.
The bad reputation linked to Hollywood's stretch of Federal Highway frustrates city leaders, who have grander plans for the key commercial...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 12:51 PM
A two-word change proposed to one of the nation's first online laws has triggered a battle between law enforcement and Internet libertarians.
On one side, top law enforcers for nearly every state, including Florida, are calling on Congress to change a...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:15 AM
After watching 2011's series premiere of “The Killing,” it seemed like everyone was a suspect in the death of Rosie Larsen.
But after viewing Sunday’s two-hour Season 3 premiere, it seems like nobody is a suspect in the new case....
| Sep 3, 2013
| 9:04 PM
On a typical Friday or Saturday night on Long Beach Boulevard in Compton and nearby communities, men by the hundreds go cruising for prostitutes, and they have no trouble finding them.
It used to be that a "john" had to take care not to get caught...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:12 PM
SAN DIEGO -- When he arrived at the motel to pick up the 17-year-old girl who had been working for him as a prostitute, Martell Davis was wearing a T-shirt that said, "I Make Pimpin' Look Easy."
What the 34-year-old San Diego man did not know was that...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:00 PM
The woman found dead under Newport Beach's Bay Bridge this week died of a gunshot wound, an autopsy confirmed Wednesday.
Officials had called the death of 28-year-old Nancy Hammour "suspicious" since passersby found her body Monday morning, but...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 12:14 PM
The Orange County district attorney's office is taking a stand against human exploitation and trafficking at the first "Keep Calm and Beat H.E.A.T" rally and concert from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday.
The event will be held at Twila Reid Park in Anaheim, less...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:36 PM
Karen Black, the bravely offbeat actress who burst into the public consciousness in such iconic counterculture films as "Five Easy Pieces" and "Easy Rider," has died. She was 74.
Black, who was found to have ampullary cancer in 2010, died Thursday at...