Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Alvarez tells Congress about child prostitution here - Chicago

 

Alvarez said criminal enterprises "have made a fortune" exploiting women and girls in Cook County. One survey of Chicago-area women in the sex trade found that 73 percent got in the business before age 18, she said.

Alvarez described a criminal case in 2008 in LaSalle County, Ill., in which gang members distributed heroin and crack cocaine -- illicit substances prepared in Chicago -- using 17- and 18-year-old girls who smuggled the drugs in their bodies. Gang leaders were videotaped having sex with the girls, she said.

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Gov Quinn’s Budget: Your chance to have say on budget plan

 Governor Pat Quinn

At noon today, Gov. Pat Quinn's budget office will post information online about how much

The Web site - www.budget.illinois.gov - will include a "suggest a solution" feature through which anyone can submit an idea. It will also be possible to add attachments to send to the

Click on the following for more details:  Daily Herald | Your chance to have say on budget plan

Illinois takes stock as swine flu deaths top 100

Most who died from the virus were between the ages of 25 and 64, and most had other health problems.

swine flu is on its last legs in Illinois, but the virus is still circulating and could return.

Click on following for more details:  Daily Herald | Illinois takes stock as swine flu deaths top 100