A Streamwood man was arrested Friday on charges of forcing a 15-year-old girl into prostitution using Backpage.com, police said.
Derrick Hill, 41, was arrested at his home by Streamwood police on suspicion of involuntary sexual servitude of a minor, police said in a news release. A Cook County sheriff’s police vice unit investigation began in January, and Streamwood police were issued a warrant with a $1.5 million bond for Hill’s arrest Oct. 7.
Police allege that Hill arranged "dates" on Backpage.com for the 15-year-old girl. During the so-called dates, she would perform sex acts in exchange for money. Hill also rented the hotel rooms where the acts would take place, and profited from the meet-ups, police said.
Hill also was arrested on an outstanding traffic violation warrant, police said.
Once the federal government finally allows medical marijuana to become a
legitimate part of the healthcare industry, Big Pharma could suffer the
loss of billions of dollars, a new report finds.
It seems the pharmaceutical trade has more than enough reasons to fear
the legalization of marijuana, as an analysis conducted by the folks at
New Frontier Data predicts the legal use of cannabis products for
ailments ranging from chronic pain to seizures could cost marketers of
modern medicine somewhere around $4 billion per year.
The report was compiled using a study released last year from the
University of Georgia showing a decrease in Medicare prescriptions in
states where medical marijuana is legal. The study, which was first
outlined by the Washington Post, was largely responsible for stirring up
the debate over how a legitimate cannabis market might be able to
reduce the national opioid problem. It found that medical marijuana, at
least with respect to those…
Large protests are expected Saturday across the country pegged to Tax
Day to pressure President Donald Trump to release his tax returns.
This year's Tax Day Marches on Saturday, planned in dozens of cities across the county, are expected to be the biggest political mass mobilization since January's Women's March, which some believe was the largest mass political mobilization ever recorded.
the letter, the US Drug Enforcement Agency asked Young and his cohort
to apply for exemption status, which would allow them to provide
ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic Amazonian tea, legally. It would also make
Soul Quest the first homegrown psychedelic healing center in the US,
permanently altering the way the government views the intersection of
drugs and faith.
The DEA's letter was unprecedented—the agency has never solicited an
organization to apply for an exemption, although several others have
attempted petitions. And the exemption process is an open-ended
timeline, entirely dependent on the DEA's opaque policy bureau. (Other
cases have taken up to three years.)
In a bold move, Soul Quest
continued its retreats for over a year after r…