Libertyville tightens rules for massage parlors By Kate Jacobson, Chicago Tribune reporter September 15, Libertyville officials have enacted stricter rules regarding massage therapists and massage parlors in response to a state law passed in an attempt to better regulate the industry.
Village officials recently adopted the new ordinance, which lays out who can operate massage parlors and where such businesses can be located. Previously, officials said, massage businesses did not need to be licensed. The biggest change over the previous village ordinance is that officials now NEWS Cop placed on desk duty in connection with raid at massage parlor By Jeremy Gorner and Tribune reporter May 20, Chicago police placed a veteran officer on paid desk duty on Monday -- the same day a security video was made public allegedly showing him striking a female manager of a massage parlor during a vice raid last summer.
Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, who made the disclosure Tuesday, defended the department's training but promised to hold officers accountable for misconduct. Advertisement 19 arrested after investigation of brothels, massage parlors By Jeremy Gorner and Tribune reporter September 23, Chicago police arrested 19 people earlier this week on prostitution-related charges at six brothels and three massage parlors in Little Village, Logan Square, Humboldt Park and other neighborhoods.
Most of the suspects were prostitutes and their pimps, but three others were arrested for running unlicensed massage parlors, said Chicago Police Cmdr. The arrests were part of a month probe dubbed An investigation was launched, he said, after the department received an anonymous letter earlier NEWS Aldermen endorse restriction on massage parlors By Hal Dardick, Tribune reporter April 12, Chicago aldermen worried about prostitution rings masquerading as massage parlors endorsed a measure Monday to ban massage businesses in areas that are mostly residential.
The ordinance approved by the City Council Zoning Committee would ban massage parlors in confined business districts that essentially serve just the surrounding neighborhood. They would be allowed in areas with more commercial development. The action amends a previously proposed ordinance that would have NEWS Libertyville tightens rules for massage parlors By Kate Jacobson, Chicago Tribune reporter September 15, Libertyville officials have enacted stricter rules regarding massage therapists and massage parlors in response to a state law passed in an attempt to better regulate the industry.
SOS Dance Studio is the seventh establishment closed since the county began cracking down last year on adult-oriented massage parlors, which had proliferated in DuPage's unincorporated areas. They were found guilty of visiting illegal massage parlors that provide adult services while on official leave to perform at a concert. It also cited five The shopping center's owners had argued that the order illegally restricted their use of the property.
But in its recent ruling, the appeals court upheld Mehling, saying the NEWS Convicted pimp sentenced to life in prison By Annie Sweeney, Chicago Tribune reporter November 26, Alex "Cowboy" Campbell beat, raped and terrorized the young women he forced into prostitution or to work in his massage parlors, but it was the branding that gave a federal judge sentencing him Monday the most pause. As he considered whether the convicted pimp should be locked up for life, U.
District Judge Robert Gettleman recounted how Campbell forced the women to be tattooed in highly visible places - horseshoes stamped into necks or in one case with a line, word homage Instead, the recent increase in the number of massage parlors in unincorporated DuPage County seems to be cause for alarm, and County Board members are considering a proposed ordinance that would for the first time attempt to regulate such establishments.
The proposed ordinance presented Monday at a meeting of the board's Public Safety Prospect massage parlor was sentenced to life in prison today for using violence and threats to force four East European women to engage in prostitution without pay and at times little to no subsistence. Alex Campbell rambled on for more than an hour, claiming the prosecution was racially motivated, before U. District Judge Robert Gettleman imposed the maximum punishment possible.
Campbell branded the young, vulnerable women with tattoos and The moratorium, approved unanimously Tuesday night, prevents new parlors from opening until revised guidelines are established.
Village Manager George Longmeyer said the license of a NEWS Sex trafficker convicted on all counts By Annie Sweeney, Chicago Tribune reporter January 31, Just four years ago, Alex Campbell, a suburban Chicago man who recruited four young women from overseas to work in his massage parlors, seemed to hold all the power. He had seized their passports and visas. He had an embarrassing sex tape of one, not to mention a firm hand he wasn't afraid to use on them, according to prosecutors.
Then one woman came forward, launching an investigation that led to federal sex trafficking charges. The other women also agreed to talk to Troubled by two recent incidents of alleged illicit activity, Johnson plans to ask the Village Board Tuesday to ban establishments that offer only massages, limiting the treatments to such locations as hotels, spas or health clubs. NEWS Mount Prospect massage parlor owner convicted of sex trafficking By Annie Sweeney and Tribune reporter January 30, A suburban massage parlor owner who branded women with tattoos of his birth date was convicted today by a federal jury of federal sex-trafficking, forced labor and extortion charges.
He also took their passports and visas away from them The ordinance was patterned after a similar licensing procedure prepared by Lombard officials, city attorney David Wiltse said.
Des Plaines' action comes after a number of prostitution arrests at massage parlors in the city over the past several months. NEWS Prostitution arrest at Naperville massage parlor Staff report October 22, Naperville police arrested two women Friday at a local massage parlor after one agreed to exchange sex for money with an undercover officer, police said.
Meiying Xu, 49, was charged with prostitution and violation of the massage licensing act. Siwei Zhan, 40, was charged with violating the massage licensing act. Both listed home addresses in California, according to a press release from police.
Nick Liberio said residents complained about the NEWS Businesses could face fewer city inspections By John Byrne and Clout Street October 4, Some Chicago business owners would face fewer city inspections under changes Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration hopes will make it less aggravating to get a license to run a company in the city.
A City Council committee on Tuesday recommended approval of a plan to do away with 16 types of inspections that nine kinds of business currently have to pass to get a license from the city. Emanuel campaigned on a promise to cut the levels of government bureaucracy business owners