Never far from a run in with the law, Collins was arrested in a sting in September of 1959, this time for operating a house of ill-repute. As with several of his other legal battles, there were complications in the prosecution of the case; this time he escaped going to jail.

The raid at the chicken shack was indicative of how dramatically the world of prostitution had changed in Peoria. As Mayor Woodruff had predicted, the business had not disappeared with reform, but moved into less formal arrangements that were much harder to regulate.