Craigslist's 'adult services' policy: One sheriff still isn't going for it


If you're looking for love in all the wrong places, Craigslist is still in a position to help. The online ad machine, founded by Craig Newmark (right), vowed to get rid of its red-light district two months ago, by taking the "drastic" step of changing its "Erotic Services" section to "Adult Services." The site also said it would screen ads to ensure that they aren't for prostitution. But Tom Dart, sheriff of Cook County, Illinois (which includes Chicago), says nothing has changed.

In May, the Craigslist erotic-services section drew considerable unwanted attention in the case of the "Craigslist killer," in which several Boston-area homicides were linked to the erotic-services section of the classifieds website; police believe the killer found his victims on Craigslist.