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Suit: Chicago, Glenview Cops Lied Under Oath About Traffic Stop

According to the suit, Glenview police are required to record every traffic stop using audio and visual recording devices from their squad car. However, in June 2013 – the day Joseph Sperling was stopped – a Glenview officer disabled his vehicle’s recording devices at the request of a Chicago officer.

04/17/2014

Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera aka "el Chapo Guzman", is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press on February 22, 2014 in Mexico City. The Sinaloa cartel leader - the most wanted by US and Mexican anti-drug agencies - was arrested early Saturday morning by Mexican marines at a resort in Mazatlan, northern Mexico. (Photo credit: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Lieutenant Of Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Being Held In Chicago

A top lieutenant of the drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ is being held in Chicago where he faces federal drug charges.

04/16/2014

Brittany Wawrzyniak (Photo supplied to CBS)

Five Months Later, Teen’s Family Still Seeking Answers In Her Death

Relatives of a dead southwest suburban teenager don’t believe they’re getting all the facts about her death, and they want police to say more.

04/02/2014

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

Thomas Brown and Daniel Swan. (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Two Arrested For Trying To Sell Fake Drugs On Craigslist

Two north suburban men who advertised narcotics for sale on Craigslist—drugs which turned out to be vitamins—were arrested after a sting by undercover sheriff’s detectives.

01/02/2014

Emmanuel Williams (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Faces Felony Charges After Cops Seize Machine Gun, Drugs

Police found a submachine gun, a revolver, 156 bags of heroin, and 260 bags of heroin, during a search of a Gage Park apartment, after catching a man selling drugs.

11/20/2013

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Judge Orders Rapper Chief Keef Into Drug Rehab

Rapper pleaded guilty to testing positive for drugs while on probation, and judge sentenced him to 90 days in the Haymarket Center.

11/07/2013

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Flesh-Eating Street Drug ‘Krokodil’ Hits Chicago Area

A street drug has hit the streets of suburban Chicago. It can cause deadly gangrene infections just days after it’s used. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

10/09/2013

Nabil Anas (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Accused Of Prostituting Teen To Buy Drugs

Nabil Anas provided the Palos Park woman with cocaine, and prostituted her several times over the last few weeks, and then used the money to buy drugs and pay for motel rooms.

09/27/2013

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Police Find $10M In Drugs At Southwest Side Residence

Narcotics officers executed a search warrant at Margarito Raygoza’s home and found about 50 pounds of cannabis and “bulk quantities” of heroin, cocaine and crystal methamphetamine, police said.

09/06/2013

Molly, the powder or crystalline form of MDMA -- the chemical in ecstasy -- is gaining popularity as a party drug. (Credit: CBS)

New Party Drug ‘Molly’ Gains Popularity In Chicago

It’s an old drug with a new name and it’s turned lethal, and federal authorities say it’s gaining popularity in Chicago. One agent described the rising use of the club drug as “a time bomb.”

09/03/2013

Dominic Running (Cook County Sheriff's booking photo)

Man With 85 Pounds Of Drugs At O’Hare Said He Didn’t Know It Was Illegal

A Minnesota man nabbed at O’Hare Airport with more than 85 pounds of the stimulant Khat told authorities he did not know the drug was illegal.

09/02/2013

Prescription drug cabinet (CBS)

2 Investigators, BGA: Drugs Disappearing From Stroger Hospital

Are missing prescription drugs from Cook County Stroger Hospital supplying illegal street sales of painkillers and other narcotics? CBS 2′s Pam Zekman reports.

08/26/2013

Fans are evacuated from Grant park due to an approaching storm during 2012 Lollapalooza at Grant Park on August 4, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Authorities Brace For Ecstasy OD’s At Lollapalooza

Experts say the problem drugs are Ecstasy, a combination amphetamine and hallucinogen, and its sister drug, “Molly.” CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.

07/25/2013

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15 People Arrested After Uptown Drug Investigation

An investigation by Chicago police resulted in more than a dozen people arrested and charged with various drug-related offenses, authorities said.

07/13/2013

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Man Faces Drug Charges After Friend Found Locked In Starbucks Restroom

A 21-year-old man was taken to the hospital Monday after he was found locked in the bathroom of a Geneva Starbucks, surrounded by packets of suspected heroin and a hypodermic needle. A friend was later charged after apparently trying to hide the drugs from police.

06/13/2013

Jesus Gonzalez-Carrera, 26, was found with drugs after a traffic stop, authorities say. (DuPage County Sheriff)

Traffic Stop Yields $500K Worth Of Drugs, Methamphetamine

A south suburban man is being held on a $1 million bond after police conducting a traffic stop in west suburban Bloomingdale turned up nearly half a million dollars’ worth of cocaine and methamphetamine Wednesday.

03/28/2013

CBS 2's Dave Savini takes a look at the drug GHB, which has the street name -- Liquid G. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Date Rape Drug Becoming Favorite For Recreational Use

Businessmen, college students and body builders are among the people taking this drug, not realizing how addictive and deadly it can be. CBS 2′s Dave Savini takes a look at the drug GHB, which has the street name — Liquid G.

02/27/2013

Finley was scheduled to go on trial Monday for the charges, one count each of lying when buying a gun, selling a gun to a known felon and dealing marijuana. (Credit: STMW)

Former Gary Cop Pleads Guilty To Gun, Drug Charges

Former Gary police officer David Finley Jr. will admit he knowingly sold a gun to a felon in August and sold that same person drugs later the same day.

02/23/2013

Marijuana (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)

Recent Violence Prompts Police Drug Raids Across City

Police arrested 43 people and seized illegal drugs with an estimated street value of $23,000 during a series of raids around the city Thursday and Friday.

02/02/2013

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