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Chicago's 'Dear John' Billboards Target Prostitution Customers

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Sep 9, 2010 • References: cbs2chicago and chicagobreakingnews
'Dear John' billboards are showing up near Chicago's O'Hare Airport and their message is clear: Those who pay for prostitution services will also be paying large fines and may land in jail. The area around O'Hare Airport is notorious for prostitution and the increased law-enforcement efforts are uncovering drug and weapons violations as well.

'Dear John' letters are usually written to inform a man that a relationship is over. But the Cook County sheriff's 'Dear John' billboards are a warning that when it comes to buying prostitution services, it's better if the relationship doesn't even start.