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Chicago Tribune
Judge denies injunction to Backpage.com in legal victory for DartA federal judge on Monday denied a preliminary injunction request that would ha
Judge denies injunction to Backpage.com in legal victory for Dart
Chicago Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
A federal judge on Monday denied a preliminary injunction request that would have forced Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart to retract statements he made in lobbying credit card companies to block their cards from being used to buy sex ads on... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Harvey police chief disputes how mayor got SUVDays after Harvey's mayor was accused of directing a federal police grant to pa
Harvey police chief disputes how mayor got SUV
Chicago Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
Days after Harvey's mayor was accused of directing a federal police grant to pay for a new SUV for him to drive, the city's police chief disputed that the mayor had any involvement in the grant being changed to buy the SUV. Still, Harvey officials... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
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Mayor used federal grant to buy SUV for his own use
Houston Chronicle / Posted 12 days ago
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Chicago Tribune
Federal police grant bought SUV for Harvey mayor's use, sheriff saysA suburban mayor directed a federal policing grant be used to buy a $51,000 SUV
Federal police grant bought SUV for Harvey mayor's use, sheriff says
Chicago Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
A suburban mayor directed a federal policing grant be used to buy a $51,000 SUV for his use — despite the grant being earmarked to buy two cruisers his administration had said were badly needed to patrol the impoverished south suburb. The Harvey... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
A plea for help in HarveyA series of Tribune investigations since 2013 has raised alarming issues about
A plea for help in Harvey
Chicago Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
A series of Tribune investigations since 2013 has raised alarming issues about the south suburb of Harvey. The result has been ... no meaningful change. On July 31, three members of the Harvey City Council — Christopher Clark, Joseph Whittington and... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Sheriff Dart should hand his fight against sex trade to the feds nowCook County Sheriff Tom Dart has long been frustrated with Internet sites that
Sheriff Dart should hand his fight against sex trade to the feds now
Chicago Tribune / Posted 14 days ago
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has long been frustrated with Internet sites that he says openly and profitably promote prostitution and online sex trafficking. Dart says it would be impossible for him to investigate the thousands of people who post... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Cook County sheriff targets website in trafficking fight(AP) — The adult ads on Backpage.com are endless, written in a sort of risque c
Cook County sheriff targets website in trafficking fight
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 16 days ago
(AP) — The adult ads on Backpage.com are endless, written in a sort of risque code to avoid implying something illegal yet still obvious invitations for sex, adorned with suggestive photos and videos. Many in the fight against sex trafficking loathe... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Jail guard spared prison for unprovoked attack on detaineeA veteran Cook County Jail guard who cold-cocked an inmate in an attack caught
Jail guard spared prison for unprovoked attack on detainee
Chicago Tribune / Posted 23 days ago
A veteran Cook County Jail guard who cold-cocked an inmate in an attack caught on video was spared prison Monday by a judge who called it "an act of indiscretion." Judge Lawrence Flood imposed a sentence of 18 months of probation on Rico Palomino, a... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Harvey aldermen plead in letter for outside help in troubled suburbAt a Harvey City Council meeting in June, four aldermen sat in the dark, the li
Harvey aldermen plead in letter for outside help in troubled suburb
Chicago Tribune / Posted 23 days ago
At a Harvey City Council meeting in June, four aldermen sat in the dark, the lights turned off. Moments earlier, the four — a majority of the City Council — tried to force through a measure to fight corruption in the scandal-plagued suburb, giving... Read more
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The Daily Iowan
Clegg: Should selling sex be legal?When three major credit-card companies cut their cards from being accepted on B
Clegg: Should selling sex be legal?
The Daily Iowan / Posted 29 days ago
When three major credit-card companies cut their cards from being accepted on Backpage.com, an advertising website that operates much to the same capacity as Craigslist, they may have accidentally knocked down one of the barriers protecting... Read more
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Daily Herald
Elk Grove Village man pleads guilty to advertising a woman for sexAn Elk Grove Village man who pleaded guilty to attempting to promote prostituti
Elk Grove Village man pleads guilty to advertising a woman for sex
Daily Herald / Posted 29 days ago
An Elk Grove Village man who pleaded guilty to attempting to promote prostitution was sentenced to one year of conditional discharge and ordered to pay $654 in fines, court records show. Blake Steckel, 31, entered the plea to the misdemeanor charge... Read more
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FOX 7 Austin
Chicago sheriff puts inmates to work demolishing abandoned buildings(FOX News) - A Chicago sheriff has a new ally in the battle to rid the city of
Chicago sheriff puts inmates to work demolishing abandoned buildings
FOX 7 Austin / Posted a month ago
(FOX News) - A Chicago sheriff has a new ally in the battle to rid the city of abandoned properties that attract squatters, drugs and crime: prison inmates. Everyone wins, according to Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, who says local communities get rid... Read more
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FOX News Chicago
Chicago sheriff puts inmates to work demolishing abandoned buildings(FOX News) - A Chicago sheriff has a new ally in the battle to rid the city of
Chicago sheriff puts inmates to work demolishing abandoned buildings
FOX News Chicago / Posted a month ago
(FOX News) - A Chicago sheriff has a new ally in the battle to rid the city of abandoned properties that attract squatters, drugs and crime: prison inmates. Everyone wins, according to Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, who says local communities get rid... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Did Dart go too far attacking online prostitution?Memo to Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart: You won. Now it's time to surrender. A
Did Dart go too far attacking online prostitution?
Chicago Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
Memo to Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart: You won. Now it's time to surrender. A month ago, on your official stationery, you sent five-page letters to Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. that began as follows: "As the sheriff of Cook County, a father and a... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Sex Workers Say Credit Card Bans On Backpage.com Do More Harm Than GoodSex workers and their advocates say major credit card companies’ recent decisio
Sex Workers Say Credit Card Bans On Backpage.com Do More Harm Than Good
The Huffington Post / Posted 1 months ago
Sex workers and their advocates say major credit card companies’ recent decision to cut ties with Backpage.com -- ostensibly to curb sex trafficking -- will make the work more perilous for many escorts. American Express announced in April it would... Read more
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FOX News
Chicago sheriff puts inmates to work demolishing abandoned buildingsA Chicago sheriff has a new ally in the battle to rid the city of abandoned pro
Chicago sheriff puts inmates to work demolishing abandoned buildings
FOX News / Posted 1 months ago
A Chicago sheriff has a new ally in the battle to rid the city of abandoned properties that attract squatters, drugs and crime: prison inmates. Everyone wins, according to Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, who says local communities get rid of eyesores,... Read more

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