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Stevenson Students Arranged Drug Deals Via Text Messages, Police Say

Police say two students at Stevenson High School are now facing charges after an investigation into alleged drug sales.


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Ex-Chicago Cop Pleads Guilty To Aiding Latin Kings Gang

A former Chicago Police Officer has admitted that he helped a greet gang steal drugs, cash and weapons, prosecutors announced on Friday


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Waukegan Cops Shoot At Drug Suspect’s Vehicle

The Lake County Major Crime Task Force is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Waukegan where an officer shot at a suspect who escaped by driving away and injuring at least one officer.


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Coroner: Alcohol, Drugs Contributed To Sybaris Pool Suite Death

The Will County coroner has released the results of toxicology tests in the July 29 death of an Oswego woman at the Sybaris pool suite in south suburban Frankfort.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2011

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Police: Gang Members Fought With Officers, Tried To Start Riot

Three alleged gang members in the south suburbs are in serious trouble, after police say they fought with officers and tried to start a riot during a traffic stop last week.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2011

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Preckwinkle: Police Should Stop Making Minor Marijuana Arrests

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has spoken directly with police Supt. Garry McCarthy ending low-level marijuana arrests in the city.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2011

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Jailed Man Accused In Bucktown Beating Hit With Pot-Smuggling Charge

Heriberto Viramontes, who awaits trial for the notorious 2010 baseball bat attack on two women in Bucktown, faces additional charges that he conspired with his girlfriend to smuggle marijuana into Cook County jail. A correctional officer has also been charged.


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In New Role, Weis Vows To Help ‘Tamp Down’ Gang, Gun Violence

Former Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis says his first priority as the new deputy director of the Chicago Crime Commission will be to assess the causes of gang and gun violence.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2011

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Shortage Of Drugs For Patients With Attention Deficit Disorder

Imagine running from pharmacy to pharmacy to fill a prescription only to learn your much needed drugs were nowhere to be found.


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$2.7M In Marijuana And Drugs Seized On West Side

About $2.7 million worth of marijuana and other drugs, and $15,000 in cash were seized by Chicago Police in a series of targeted search warrant in West Side areas known for narcotics-related crimes.


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Inspector General: Problems Persist At City Clinics

Chicago’s Inspector General says old problems persist in the way the City orders, stores and keeps track of prescription drugs for its clinics.

WBBM Newsradio–04/01/2011

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Judge: Free Speech Protects Chicago Heights Campaign Ads

A Cook County judge has decided that free speech rights protect political ads suggesting a mayoral candidate in Chicago Heights will allow drugs to be sold from City Hall.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2011

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Officials Worried By Dangerous ‘Bath Salts’ Drugs

A dangerous club drug is pushing getting high to a whole new level. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

CBS 2–03/09/2011

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Teen Charged With 6 Felony Drug Counts

A 15-year-old west suburban high school student has been charged with six felonies after four other students who allegedly obtained drugs from him began to suffer ill effects from the drugs and were taken to a hospital on Friday.


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2 Men Charged In Edgewater Crime Spree

Two men stand charged in a weekend crime spree in the Edgewater neighborhood, which left three people dead and a Chicago Police officer shot and wounded.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2011

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New Trier Parents Warned Of Pot-Laced Brownie Sales

Parents of children at New Trier High School were sent notices yesterday about drug-laced brownies potentially being sold to their children.


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Police Seize Nearly $3M In Drugs; Man Arrested

Cook County sheriff’s police have seized nearly $3 million in drugs from a man who was receiving suspicious packages in his Morgan Park neighborhood home.

CBS Chicago–12/24/2010

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Drug Busts Net $1 Million, 2 Charged

Two men are in custody after police seized nearly $1 million in cocaine and cannabis during two separate drug busts.


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’80s Hoops Star Charged In Drug Ring

A one-time basketball pro and track and field champion, who also works at Lakeshore Athletic Club in Lincoln Park was arrested as part of drug ring.