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Illinois man killed in LetGo robbery

(Story broke 6/30/2017) 31-year-old Kevin C. Jarrett, of Kankakee, Illinois, was shot and killed in University Park, Ill., after a transaction from classifieds app LetGo turned into a robbery gone deadly. Mr. Jarrett was said to be selling his XBox on the app and his girlfriend was with him at the time of the shooting. …

Ill. craigslist creep wanted girls to “come play with daddy”

37-year-old Israel Beltran, of Franklin Park, Illinois, has been arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor on craigslist. (I almost typed MySpace there, talk about a blast from the past.) Beltran allegedly posted a craigslist ad that said “Daddy loves curious girls” and “come play with daddy”. Police posed as a 15-year-old girl while …

Chicago man accused of raping Backpage escort

23-year-old Cortrell Grant, of Chicago, is accused of raping an escort that he ordered on Backpage. Before we get into the crime itself I have to chide the Chicago Sun-Times for using the terms ‘sexual assault’ and ‘having sex’ when what allegedly happened was clearly rape. In my opinion to not call the crime what …

Chicago suspect accused of raping Backpage prostitute

29-year-old Roy Akins of Chicago is accused of raping a prostitute that he ordered through Backpage. According to the Chicago Sun-Times Akins didn’t have the money to pay her so when the woman showed up to his house he brandished a gun and raped her instead. Akins even allegedly had the audacity to text his …

Illinois craigslist killer gets new trial

Back in 2011 Timothy Smith of Woodstock, Illinois, shot and killed 48-year-old Kurt Milliman in Smith’s home. Smith was prostituting his then wife, Kimberly Smith, on craigslist. Supposedly Milliman got to rough with Kimberly Smith and Timothy Smith emerged from hiding and shot Milliman. More than likely to hide their criminal activities the Smiths concocted …

It’s only 10% (From the mouth of Liz McDougall X)

In the run up to Super Bowl weekend Cook County (Ill.) Sheriff Tom Dart placed ads on Backpage stating that they will be conducting prostitution stings using Backpage. They were still able to arrest 60 people. As funny as that is that’s not really why I wanted to talk about this article. Once again we …

Backpage responds to latest legislative effort against them (From the mouth of Liz McDougall VI)

Despite support, sex trade ad bill faces uphill battle: I originally posted about the SAVE act proposed by Illinois Senator Mark Kirk here. Backpage has responded to the latest threat through usual means with the typical response. Let’s hear from Backpage’s legal weasel Liz McDougall… “The aim of stopping the sex trafficking of minors, indeed …

Illinois Senator to introduce anti-Backpage trafficking legislation

Kirk, Alvarez Outline Anti-Sex Trafficking Agenda: Unites States Senator Mark Kirk represents the state of Illinois. Along with Cook County State‚Äôs Attorney Anita Alvarez he is hoping to get legislation passed that would allow the government to take action against Backpage for facilitating sex trafficking. If you’ll notice I didn’t mention his political affiliation because …

Chicago man accused of sexual abuse of craigslist teen

Chicago man arrested in connection with aggravated criminal sexual abuse of Evanston teen: This story is so short it was only published in a local police blotter but it deserves more attention than that. A 14-year-old boy from Evanston, Illinois, posted an ad on craigslist where he would engage in sex for money. police in …

Accused craigslist killer thought he was Jason Bourne

Man Accused of Murdering Roommate He Met on Craigslist: Man Indicted in Naperville Craigslist Murder: In Naperville, Illinois, Charles Clark posted an ad on craigslist looking for a roommate in mid to late January. Police say that the ad was responded to by 21-year-old Grant Van Muren. The pair signed a lease agreement and Muren …