History of Prostitution and the Story of Brothels
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Listen as local author and historian, Dan Anderson, relates the story of Emily Rieck, or as she is also known as “Madam Rieck. Anderson asks the question, “Is Emily Rieck a skeleton in Glen Ellyn's closet?” After her brothel was closed in Chicago at the end of the 19th century, she reestablished her business in Glen Ellyn and her wealthy Chicago patrons followed.