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Graffiti Artist

Alderman Wants To Increase Fines, Ensure Possible Jail Time For Graffiti Taggers

A Chicago alderman wants a new strategy to fight graffiti.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2012

A police officer conducts a breathalyzer test.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Naperville Man Goes To Jail Under Strict New Michigan DUI Law

A Naperville man has the dubious distinction of being amongst the first to be convicted under a strict new drunken driving law in Michigan.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2011

Cook County Jail

Fewer Inmates, But Longer Stays In Cook County Jail

The number of suspects booked into the Cook County Jail has fallen in the last five years, but detainees on average are staying a week longer behind bars because of court delays, local law enforcement officials said Tuesday.

11/09/2011

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Alderman Introduce Proposed Change In Marijuana Penalties

Aldermen have introduced an ordinance that would reduce the penalties for small amounts of marijuana, but they are in no hurry to pass it.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011