What Can Be Done about Massage Parlors that Are Really Houses of Prostitution?

Readers of McHenry County Blog know that message parlors in Crystal Lake, Algonquin, Woodstock and McHenry have had employees arrested for prostitution. The arrests of middle aged Asia women started making press in July of 2010: 7-31-10 Waiting for Gedot … Continue reading

State Massage Therapist Licensing Agency Does Not Inspect Crystal Lake Message Parlors

State government’s Department of Financial and Professional Regulation license masseuses, but apparently has never sent an inspector to Crystal Lake to see if those giving massages have such licenses. After the recent arrests for prostitution at three Crystal Lake message … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Police Arrest Four Asian Women on Prostitution Charges

A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department: Subjects Arrested for Prostitution during Crystal Lake Undercover Operation On Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 the Crystal Lake Police Department, with assistance from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Police, Kane County Sheriff’s Police, and … Continue reading

Minor Iowa Girls Brought to Chicago for Prostitution

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: THREE DEFENDANTS ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY TRANSPORTING MINOR GIRLS FROM IOWA TO CHICAGO TO ENGAGE IN PROSTITUTION CHICAGO — Three defendants have been arrested in Iowa and Ohio on federal charges filed in … Continue reading

Arrests at Crystal Lake Motel in Cab Driver Robbery Attempt

Next to The Freeze is the Crystal Lake Motel.  The Crystal Lake Police send this report about action taken there Monday right after midnight: On [Monday] March 5th, 2012 at 12:09 pm, Police were dispatched to the Crystal Lake Motel … Continue reading

Sex Enslavers of 14-Year Old Girl Get Seven Years

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney Office: KARI KNOX AND ANTWANETTE ATKINS SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR THE CRIME OF INVOLUNTARY SERVITUDE OF A MINOR Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Kari Knox, 38, of … Continue reading

Net Appears to be Closing on Prostitution Ring

First it was prostitution arrests in Hampshire and Crystal Lake. The Illinois State Police were called in.  Turns out it was the Illinois State Police North Central Narcotics Task Force. When I asked for details, I got very few about … Continue reading

Sheriff Tom Dart Targets “Johns”

Going after the family vote, I suppose, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is conducting a highly publicized campaign against “Johns,” the customers of prostitutes. It must be a bigger problem than in McHenry County. And, anyway the Illinois State Police … Continue reading

Three Papers Cover Crystal Lake Prostitution Arrests

Yesterday, I put up links to the Daily Herald’s and Courier News’ articles on the arrests in Crystal Lake at East West Healing Touch on Pyott Road. An observant reader notes that I missed the article that was in the … Continue reading

New York ACORN Offers Pimp and Prostitute Housing Advice

I like to work on the computer without background noise. My brother-in-law, on the other hand, listens to Fox News. Friday, the story of the day was how two employees of the community organizing group ACORN counseled a young woman … Continue reading