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Emanuel Presses Springfield To Reduce Penalties For Minor Drug Possession

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called on state lawmakers to ease up on penalties for small-time drug possession cases, even though the city’s own effort to issue tickets for marijuana possession – rather than arrest suspects – has largely fizzled.

09/23/2014

Former Seattle Seahawks lineman John Moffitt (File photo from Getty Images)

Former NFL Player Arrested On Drug Charges At Chicago Nightclub

Former Denver Broncos player John Moffitt was arrested on battery and drug possession charges early Sunday morning at The Underground nightclub in River North.

03/17/2014

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Five Gang Members Charged After Elgin Drug Bust

The charges were filed in a sealed complaint last week in U.S. District Court following an investigation that began in September 2012, according to the statement, which alleges that all the suspects are gang members.

03/11/2014

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Cops Seize $700K Of Drugs, Eight Guns In NW Indiana Bust

Authorities in Lake County, Ind., on Tuesday showed off about three quarters of a million dollars worth of drugs seized in undercover operations in the past week, and six handguns and two rifles that allegedly were purchased by a Gary mother for her gang-member sons.

10/15/2013

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Man Arrested On Drug Charge After Getting Locked In Forest Preserve Lot

A man carrying cocaine in his car ended up calling the cops on himself Thursday night in a forest preserve near south suburban Crete.

08/11/2013

Joliet police bought this heroin in an undercover purchase; the alleged dealer was later arrested. (CBS)

Police Charge 23 In Drug Distribution Ring

Chicago Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration and other agencies announced a major drug bust this afternoon, WBBM’s Terry Keshner.

06/20/2013

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911 Tape Reveals Accused Judge’s Pleas For Colleague To Wake Up

A former southern Illinois judge who has been charged with drug possession can be heard on a 911 tape trying to revive a colleague who died of a cocaine overdose.

06/03/2013

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Man Convicted Of DUI In Crash That Killed Lombard Biker

Michael Moreno was involved in a road rage incident with another vehicle. Following the incident, he chased the other vehicle, then crashed into Gerald Puglise’s motorcycle, killing Puglise.

03/27/2013

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Truck Noise Complaint Leads To Cocaine Charge

A man revving his pickup truck’s engine in his own driveway was arrested Wednesday in northwest suburban Elgin after a neighbor complained about the noise, and responding police found cocaine in the truck’s cup rest.

02/16/2013

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Police Find $10 Million Worth Of Cocaine In McKinley Park Home

Prosecutors said police found 79 kilograms of cocaine with a street value of about $10 million in the home of a McKinley Park man after they arrested him Friday night.

02/04/2013

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Cops Find $10 Million Worth Of Cocaine In McKinley Park Home

Prosecutors said police found 79 kilograms of cocaine with a street value of about $10 million in the home of a McKinley Park man after they arrested him Friday night.

02/03/2013

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Bartlett Boater Indicted In Petite Lake Fatal

A Lake County grand jury approved reckless homicide and aggravated DUI charges Wednesday for the Bartlett man accused of being high on cocaine and under the influence of alcohol when he allegedly ran over a 10-year-old boy with his boat.

09/09/2012

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Ex-Lake County Prosecutor Could Lose Law License Over Drug-Dealing Roommate

A 30-year old former Lake County prosecutor’s law license, as he has admitted to having a drug dealer as a roommate while he was sometimes handling drug cases.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2012

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19 Arrested In Federal Drug Trafficking Investigation

Federal prosecutors have charged 19 people for taking part in two drug rings that supplied large quantities of powder and crack cocaine to the city and suburbs.

06/07/2012

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Loaded Gun, Cocaine, Missing Woman Found During Traffic Stop

A traffic stop of a car in Gurnee Saturday night yielded come crack cocaine, a loaded handgun and a missing, possibly endangered person — all in the company of a man out on parole for homicide, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s office.

05/06/2012

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Joliet Police Reduce Narcotics To Dust With ‘Drug Terminator’

Joliet police are doing their part to eradicate drugs from the streets, using a powerful tool of destruction called the Drug Terminator.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2012

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Drunk Driver Pleads Guilty Again, 13 Years After Girl’s Death

The man responsible for killing a 10-year-old girl in a 1999 drunken-driving crash admitted Monday he drove under the influence again in 2010.

03/26/2012

Citizen tips led to the arrest of Neal Dzierla. (Waukegan Police Photo)

Citizen Tip Leads To Alleged Drug House

Police continue to move on citizen tips on drug houses in the city, executing another search warrant this week that adds up to almost half a dozen in the last few months.

02/25/2012

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Ex-Cop, Four Others Guilty Of Conspiracy To Distribute Cocaine

A former Chicago Police officer and four co-defendants were convicted Tuesday of various charges in a federal case that involved allegations of murder, robbery and kidnapping — and even provided a glimpse into City Hall’s zoning politics.

01/31/2012

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Bears’ Hurd Released On $100K Bond

Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd, who faces federal drug charges, was released on $100,000 cash bond Friday after being dumped by his team.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2011

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