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Cook County Jail Officer Charged With Selling Alcohol To Inmates

A Cook County Jail guard is free on bond after being charged with trying to sneak alcohol to inmates.

08/26/2014

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#Trending In Entertainment: Shia LaBeouf Again, Meshach Taylor Dies, And Robert Downey Jr.’s Son Gets Arrested

This week a child star is in trouble (again), a beloved actor passes away, and an A-lister’s son may be following in his father’s footsteps, but not in a good way.

07/04/2014

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Metra Banning Alcohol On Trains Thursday Due To World Cup Viewing Party

Metra says it’s instituting its alcohol ban on trains Thursday.

06/25/2014

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Booze Delivered To Your Door? There’s An App For That

Seven liquor stores in Chicago have signed up to participate so far.

05/15/2014

Ten children were hospitalized after they were accidentally served spiked punch during a birthday party at the Home Run Inn pizza restaurant at 31st and Kildare. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/CBS)

Police: No Trace Of Alcohol In Kids After Restaurant Served Booze

At least ten children were taken to the hospital as a precaution Tuesday night, after wait staff at a Little Village mistakenly served alcohol, but police said none of the kids had any alcohol in their system.

04/09/2014

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Menard Prison On Lockdown After Weapons Found

A state prison spokesman says the lockdown of Illinois’ largest maximum security prison will continue “for days” after a cache of crude weapons and homemade alcohol was found there.

04/07/2014

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The World’s Best Classic Cocktails In The Bars That Invented Them

There’s nothing better than kicking back on vacation with a classic local cocktail, and nothing worse than being interrupted by some blowhard waxing poetic about the drink’s storied “history”. Unless you’re the blowhard, and you’re sitting at the exact bar where the drink was invented.

04/04/2014

Does My Health Insurance Cover Substance Abuse Treatment?

Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover substance abuse treatment under the Affordable Care Act.

03/12/2014

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Prostitution Concerns Halt Effort To Allow Booze In Chicago Strip Clubs

An ordinance sponsored by Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) would have outlawed unauthorized strip clubs in residential neighborhoods, but allowed some nudity in clubs that serve booze.

03/06/2014

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6 Bars In The Middle Of The Ocean

Check out these awesome 6 bars that are in the middle of the ocean.

01/31/2014

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The 5 Countries With The Most Expensive Beer In The World

Check out the 5 countries with the most expensive beer in the world.

01/29/2014

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Alcohol Mark-Downs Bring Even More Crowds To Closing Dominick’s Stores

One shopper said she purchased $1,500 in wine at half off.

12/16/2013

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Police Officer, 2 Others Hurt In Alcohol-Related Crash In Englewood

Two police officers from 6th District were standing on the street conducting a traffic stop when a dark-colored SUV struck the passenger door of the officers’ squad car.

11/27/2013

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Highland, Ind. Firefighter Dies In ATV Accident

Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. It is still under investigation.

10/21/2013

Benedictine University in west suburban Lisle (Credit: CBS)

Benedictine University Outlaws Booze In Campus Housing

The mandate comes just days after law enforcement officials said they won’t press charges in an alleged sexual assault on campus.

09/26/2013

Chicago aldermen have backed an ordinance that would require bars and restaurants to post signs similar to this one, banning concealed firearms on the premises. (Credit: CBS)

City Council OKs Ban On Guns At Bars, Restaurants; End To City Gun Registry

Though aldermen acknowledged they expect the city will be sued for it, the City Council on Wednesday approved a measure to circumvent part of the state’s concealed carry law, and effectively ban guns at any business that serves liquor.

09/11/2013

Chicago aldermen have backed an ordinance that would require bars and restaurants to post signs similar to this one, banning concealed firearms on the premises. (Credit: CBS)

Aldermen Back New Limit On State’s Concealed Carry Law

Aldermen voted Friday to circumvent a major provision of the state’s concealed carry law, by voting to require all city businesses that serve liquor to ban guns on their premises.

09/06/2013

Michael, 15, was charged with disorderly conduct after calling 911 when his friend, Danny, blacked out from alcohol poisoning. A state law protects someone who calls for help about a person overdosing from drugs, but doesn't apply to kids involved in underage drinking. (Credit: CBS)

Teen Charged After Helping Friend Dying From Alcohol Poisoning

15-year-old Michael thought he was doing the right thing in April of 2012 when he decided to call the police at a house party in order to save his friend’s life.

08/05/2013

Local writer Don De Grazia regales the Malort Girls with stories of his might and power at Underground Wonder Bar.

The New Malort: The Worst Drink To Ever Happen To Chicago… Again

This town is barely big enough for one malort (AKA the worst liquor in existence), let alone two. Do the crazies at Violet Hour care? No, they don’t. I tried their newly created R. Franklin’s Malort. And I survived to talk about it.

05/31/2013

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Family Of NIU Student Who Died In Hazing Incident Files Lawsuit

The family of a Northern Illinois University freshman who died in an alcohol-related hazing incident last November filed a lawsuit Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court seeking unspecified damages.

02/14/2013

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