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Cook County

Cook County Land Bank aims to help towns beat blight

Another day, another credit rating downgrade

Dem defends Metra Board members, predicts ouster move will fail

Cubs hired lawmaker Fritchey amid Wrigley fray

Former Todd Stroger aide guilty of theft, money laundering

Ex-assessor’s office clerk charged with stealing more than $100,000

Massive garden sprouting atop massive McCormick Place

Neglected rape kits require Cook County victims to recount assaults

Moody's cuts Cook County bond rating to A1

County commissioners call for cellphone law to deter human trafficking

In an attempt to tackle the sweeping problem of human trafficking, the Cook County Board passed a resolution on Wednesday calling for either a state or federal law that would require cellphone providers to keep a photo ID and physical address of all customers.

According to resolution language, human trafficking perpetrators and victims alike tend to use no-contract, prepaid cellphones, which are “impossible to track because phone carriers do not require a contact, photo identification or minimum age.”