| Feb 2, 2015
| 2:30 AM
For years, society has struggled with the question of how to justly punish what are called "victimless crimes," even though these activities shock and disgust most decent people. You know: prostitution, illegal gambling, recreational drug use, and the...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 6:45 PM
Linda Felinski secretly hopes her daughter was high, yet again, when she was strangled and suffocated to death allegedly by a man suspected of being a serial killer.
It’s an admittedly morbid hope that only a grieving mother could feel for a...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 4:30 AM
A group of nuns and residents who live near a west suburban strip joint Thursday made allegations that prostitution and liquor law violations were occurring at the club, which they say has changed their neighborhood and which they have been seeking to...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 3:18 PM
A state judicial marshal charged with promoting prostitution and larceny late last year was fired last week and is now facing a child pornography charge.
Michael Connelly,53, of Waterbury, was terminated from his position with the state's Judicial Branch...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 4:24 PM
An employee of a suburban cheerleading program faces sexual abuse charges and has been accused of engaging in sex with an underage prostitute, Will County law enforcement officials said Tuesday.
Ray Saleh, 51, of Oswego, is facing charges of...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 2:44 PM
A Chicago man who authorities said was arrested on a pimping warrant while waiting to board a flight out of the country appeared in a Cook County courtroom Tuesday, where his bond was set at $60,000.
Authorities said Jim Sacluti, 38, whose last known...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 4:54 PM
A prominent but troubled residential facility for youths is closing following Tribune reports that children inside the Rockford center were assaulted and lured into prostitution.
The 59-bed, all-girls Rock River Academy issued a statement Wednesday...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 4:40 PM
State child welfare officials have removed all juvenile state wards from a troubled south suburban residential treatment center after Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart angrily complained that girls were frequently running away, then being sexually assaulted or...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 12:47 PM
A middle-aged man walked past the pizza shop at a South Whitehall strip mall Friday morning, his head down as he made a beeline for Aries Spa.
The man tugged at the door a few times, but it was locked.
"It's closed, buddy," Mario Scotto, owner of Mario'...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 11:10 AM
WASHINGTON — Court documents are revealing new details about the prostitution arrest of basketball analyst and former NBA player Greg Anthony in Washington.
Court documents describe the conversation Anthony had with an undercover officer before...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 5:23 PM
An Oakland Park man accused of pimping teen girls out of hotels where he worked as a security guard was released from jail without having to pay bond and without having to wear an electronic ankle monitor.
And he doesn't have to be in court again...