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Human Trafficking

Illinois officials address human trafficking

CHICAGO | Human trafficking is a significant problem in Chicago and its neighboring suburbs, with thousands of women and girls forced into sex slavery each year, according to experts.

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Women host fundraiser to help stop human trafficking

DYER | Most people probably think that slavery in the U.S. ended with the Civil War, but slavery continues today due to human trafficking.

March 27, 2014 12:00 am

Holiday CD offers hope to Guatemala girls

VALPARAISO | A group of area musicians has raised their voices on a compact disc of Christmas music in hopes of raising money to build a group home for pregnant girls 10 to 13 years of age in Guatemala.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am
3 local men arrested in M'ville prostitution sting

3 local men arrested in M'ville prostitution sting

MERRILLVILLE | Three local men were arrested in a prostitution sting conducted in Merrillville by the Lake County Sheriff's Department.

September 25, 2013 7:56 am Photos


EDITORIAL: Keep up sex stings, focus on rescues

The continuing crackdown on prostitution is important not just for upholding public health and decency, as was a concern in the past, but also because the prostitutes themselves require protection from harm and a transition to normal lives.

August 11, 2013 12:00 am Related

The Polaris Project resources on human trafficking

The national Human Trafficking Resource Center is a program of Polaris Project, a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization working exclusively on the issue of human trafficking.

August 11, 2013 12:00 am

Indiana attorney general on human trafficking

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller offers these resources to fight human trafficking.

August 11, 2013 12:00 am
Stings to target human trafficking

Stings to target human trafficking

The women walk down the street in sweat pants and tank tops, looking casual, as if strolling down a grocery-store aisle. Until a car slows down and stops in front of them, and they get in.

August 04, 2013 8:00 pm
Men dressed as women accused of robbing, beating officer

Men dressed as women accused of robbing, beating officer

LANSING | Two men are accused of robbing and beating an undercover officer Tuesday evening during a sex sting.

March 14, 2013 6:45 pm Photos


Woman shares her dark past in hopes of shedding light on sex trafficking

HAMMOND | At age 4, a girl growing up on the west side of Chicago began to be molested by men her grandmother brought home.

October 29, 2012 9:30 pm

Human trafficking survivor will tell story at Hammond event

HAMMOND | The Hammond Citywide Crime Watch will sponsor a program on human trafficking awareness Oct. 23.

September 27, 2012 12:00 am

Human trafficking survivor will tell tale Oct. 23 in Hammond

HAMMOND | A survivor of human trafficking will share her story Oct. 23 at a citywide community crime watch event.

September 24, 2012 12:00 am

Cook County sheriff leads nationwide campaign to end sex trade

CHICAGO | Cook County sheriff’s police are working with law enforcement agencies across the country to arrest more men who solicit prostitutes, while also helping the women to quit prostitution.

August 21, 2012 4:15 pm

FBI agents tell warning signs of human trafficking at Hammond event

HAMMOND | Federal agents told about 150 attendees at a seminar Thursday they've seen a rise in gangs attempting to make money from human trafficking.

June 07, 2012 10:15 pm

Local law enforcement targeting human trafficking

CROWN POINT | Local law enforcement agencies suspect human trafficking is on the rise in the region despite few cases being filed, and those agencies are gearing up their response.

June 06, 2012 7:00 pm

Hammond crime watch groups plan human trafficking program

HAMMOND | The Hammond crime watch organizations have scheduled a program about human trafficking for 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

June 02, 2012 11:00 pm

Hammond crime watch groups to host event on human trafficking

HAMMOND | The city's crime watch groups are sponsoring a program on human trafficking.

May 22, 2012 12:00 am
Planting Hope in Michigan

Planting Hope in Michigan

Lemon Creek Winery in Baroda, Michigan is helping to raise funds and awareness about prevention of human trafficking.

May 17, 2012 12:24 pm

Governor signs new restrictions on human trafficking

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana sent a strong message Monday to anyone planning to procure underage prostitutes during Super Bowl festivities in Indianapolis: Don't try it here.

January 30, 2012 8:30 pm

House votes to toughen human trafficking ban; bill now headed to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels is expected to quickly sign into law tough, new restrictions on human trafficking that he called for in his State of the State address earlier this month.

January 27, 2012 2:20 pm
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