Elgin works to crack down on prostitution

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Hoping to crack down on rampant prostitution in some Elgin neighborhoods, authorities may soon publish the names of customers caught in the act.

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mom of 6

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Jul 24, 2008
 
About time Elgin goes after the REAL criminals..not the homeowners with code enforcement...Finally fines for something really wrong!(not parking with 1 tire off the driveway on woodchips)
Reckless

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Jul 24, 2008
 
Who's going to service the Lawyers and Politicians in Elgin now?
zoxim

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Jul 24, 2008
 

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Bob Beeter is the biggest phony in the Elgin police force. He's got a 101 excuses why the police can't do anything about crime, noise, gangbangers etc. He's nothing but a third rate apologist. His boss, Chief Womack seems to be missing in action. Rumor has it she's already looking to move on.
This is just another window dressing to make it look like they're doing something but anybody who knows Elgin knows the police dept. is inept. They can't get rid of the dead wood and corrupt cops. The city council is afraid of the union and they don't care anyway. They're too busy stuffing their pockets with cash and giving out corporate welfare.
Realastic

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Jul 24, 2008
 
Prostitution will never go away. It would be better to legalize it, tax it and be done with it.
Dave in Elgin

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Jul 24, 2008
 
Now where am I going to drive my Hummer in order to get a hummer?
Truth be told

Carol Stream, IL

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Jul 24, 2008
 
Who knew you could get some ho's out in the burbs!
Tim

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Jul 24, 2008
 
Truth be told wrote:
Who knew you could get some **** out in the burbs!
Check Craigslist. You'd be surprised.
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Jul 24, 2008
 
I jus have to sahke my head when reading stories like these. What is the point of spending all of this time on prostitution? What do the politicians think these women are going to do for living? Many are drug addicts unable to hold a regular job. Many are under-educated and couldn't do anything more than hold a minimum wage job. Do they think all these woemn are going to see the error of their ways and become waitresses at Denny's for the rest of their lives? How about the high end prostitutes serving the high and mighty that advertise in many newspapers and magazines as "escorts"? They are right out in the open, but law enforsement cannot seem to catch them- or don't want to. This kind of story is a joke that looks good to the nose-in-the-air psedo religious zealots that want to tell everyone else how to live without considering the results.
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Jul 24, 2008
 
Somebody forgot to pay off, gotta pay tax on all earnings girls.
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Jul 24, 2008
 
I'm selling salvation for the soul, God told me to ask for more.
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Kris

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Jul 24, 2008
 
Who knew Elgin was a hot spot to pick up a hooker?
Jim

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Jul 24, 2008
 
NAIL THEM!
Jim

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Jul 24, 2008
 
Disgusted wrote:
I jus have to sahke my head when reading stories like these. What is the point of spending all of this time on prostitution? What do the politicians think these women are going to do for living? Many are drug addicts unable to hold a regular job. Many are under-educated and couldn't do anything more than hold a minimum wage job. Do they think all these woemn are going to see the error of their ways and become waitresses at Denny's for the rest of their lives? How about the high end prostitutes serving the high and mighty that advertise in many newspapers and magazines as "escorts"? They are right out in the open, but law enforsement cannot seem to catch them- or don't want to. This kind of story is a joke that looks good to the nose-in-the-air psedo religious zealots that want to tell everyone else how to live without considering the results.
Obviously this LOSER is one of the "Johns" that picks them up.

Prostitution is NOT a victimless crime. The Johns bring home disease to innocent spouses. Money from these Johns buys narcotics, and fuels the drug trade. And the women are degraded and used for purient interests.

Attacking the prostitution trade is VITAL to enhancing life for ALL citizens in Elgin--and elsewhere.
Bob - Wheeling

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Jul 24, 2008
 
You want to get rid of prostitution, then 1st get rid of the nudy bars. Can't expect all those people heated up, only to go home and sleep with the pillow.
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Jul 24, 2008
 
the police need to focus on Internet Prostities and their customer
Concerned

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Jul 25, 2008
 
Just trying to make a few bucks, what's the big deal, it's consensual
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Jul 25, 2008
 

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Why would Elgin want to kill it's only growth industry?
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Jul 25, 2008
 
Bob - Wheeling wrote:
You want to get rid of prostitution, then 1st get rid of the nudy bars. Can't expect all those people heated up, only to go home and sleep with the pillow.
Living in a suburb close to Elgin, you should know the nudy bar you are talking about is in South Elgin not Elgin. Also, they have rather extensive industrial/office parks and homes that approach 6 million dollars.

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Jul 25, 2008
 
The smoking ban is giving them new areas. People going outside for a smoke are now approached by hookers, panhandlers, teens bumminmg smokes, and others who cannot, or will not enter the bars.
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Jul 25, 2008
 
How can you have a casino without having prostitution? Elgin you crazy!

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