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Know sex trafficking when you see it

EL PASO, Texas | The world of sex-trafficking is complicated and complex, yet the solution may be as simple as education.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am
Pence signs six laws championed by region legislators

Pence signs six laws championed by region legislators

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov. Mike Pence has signed 25 proposals approved by the General Assembly into law over the past two weeks, including six measures primarily sponsored by Northwest Indiana legislators. 

April 07, 2013 10:22 pm Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: Cigarette taxes smoke out unintended consequences

GUEST COMMENTARY: Cigarette taxes smoke out unintended consequences

While Indiana is consistently ranked one of the most business-friendly states, its neighboring states are consistently poorer performers. A new law that will raise Illinois’ cigarette tax to $1.98 per pack gives the state the dubious distinction of having the nation's 16th highest tax on cig…

July 15, 2012 12:00 am

Downstate county ousts convicted sheriff

ST. LOUIS | A southern Illinois county has fired its jailed sheriff, welcoming the news of his marijuana-trafficking and murder-for-hire convictions as the legal justification to finally bounce the law enforcer who steadfastly refused to step down for more than a year.

September 29, 2010 12:00 am

Ill. sheriff convicted of drug trafficking, 2nd Ld-Writethru, IL

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An Illinois sheriff was convicted of trafficking marijuana and plotting to kill two people who planned to testify against him — finally giving county officials an opening to fire him from a job he steadfastly refused to leave.

September 24, 2010 2:51 pm

Cook state's attorney gets grant to work against sex trafficking

CHICAGO | The Cook County state's attorney's office is among four agencies nationwide to receive federal funding to work against the sex trafficking of children.

August 28, 2010 12:00 am
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