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The 411 on sex partners, prostitution, and online pornography around the metro area
By Graham Meyer
Always a Party
Percentage of Chicago-area residents 18 or older who have sex in an average 24-hour period
Source: Kenneth M. Johnson, University of New Hampshire; American Community Survey 2005
Looking for Love?
Illinois communities that entered the word “sex” most frequently in searches on Google
Source: Google Trends, based on a percentage of each city’s total searches at presstime
Love for Sale
Estimated hourly wage of prostitutes in Pullman and Roseland
Source: Working paper on prostitution, Steven Levitt and Sudhir Venkatesh
Hourly rate arranged between an undercover Cook County Sheriff’s officer and a high-end call girl; the highest rate recorded by the office in a prostitution sting operation
Source: Office of Tom Dart
Entrance fee circa 1900, adjusted for inflation, at the Everleigh Club, the notorious South Side brothel. At the turn of the century, the club charged men a princely $50 to enter.
Sources: Sin in the Second City; Historical Statistics of the United States