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A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Illinois Lays Off Pot Cops Because Of Budget Problems

The Chicago Sun-Times reports the Illinois State Police stopped paying a special team of officer at the end of June while Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democratic-controlled Legislature continue their disagreement over a budget that was supposed to take effect July 1.

08/09/2015

Cell Phone Camera

Cook County Sheriff: Enforcing Cell-Phone Ban At Courthouses Will Be Challenging

Beginning Jan. 14, cell phones will be banned for most people at Cook County courthouses. Sheriff Tom Dart is concerned about the logistics of the policy shift.

12/17/2012

Car Keys And Beer (CBS/AP Photo)

Police To Target Drunken Drivers Statewide During Labor Day Holiday

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced the opening of its Labor Day effort called, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled over.”

CBS Chicago–08/21/2012

Mayor Emanuel's Curfew Reminder

New Curfew Begins Sunday, Emanuel Reminds Parents

Chicago’s new, earlier curfew goes into effect Sunday, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel is reminding families about the move to keep children safe.

CBS Chicago–09/16/2011

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks about the uptick in police-involved shootings. (CBS)

McCarthy: Police Ready To Enforce New Curfew Law

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says his department is more than ready to enforce the city’s expanded curfew law, despite a manpower shortage.

WBBM Newsradio–07/29/2011

File Photo (Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

Emanuel Pushes Ordinance To Enforce Right Of Way For Pedestrians

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing a new ordinance that might make it easier and safer to walk around downtown Chicago.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2011

Photo Of Red Light Camera Enforcement Sign. (AP Photo)

2 Suburbs: No Amnesty For Running Red Lights In Blizzard

While most drivers unlucky enough to have had to drive during the Blizzard of 2011 will be let off the hook for any slips through a red light, at least two suburban police departments are saying ‘no amnesty.’

CBS Chicago–02/10/2011

Path dug to Chicago parking meter after blizzard

No More Free Parking At Meters

There are no more breaks at parking meters in the city because of snow on the ground.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2011

Pedestrians brave a downtown crosswalk that is supposed to give them the right of way. (CBS)

Crosswalk Crackdown? Not So Much

Police last spring began enforcing a new state law protecting pedestrians at crosswalks, but the crackdown seems to have faded months later.

CBS 2–01/24/2011