The new K2 apartment tower. (CBS)

High-End Apartment Rentals Booming Near Downtown

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley looks at a real-estate trend: luxury rentals.


Synthetic Marijuana

Undercover Cop Goes After Synthetic Marijuana Vendors

An undercover detective in Will County talked with WBBM Newsradio about his efforts to enforce the war on synthetic marijuana.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2011

An incense product that some young people are inhaling can have serious effects, officials warn. (CBS)

City Ban On Synthetic Pot Starts Wednesday, Statewide Ban Starts Jan. 1

Starting Wednesday, it will be illegal to sell synthetic marijuana in Chicago. A statewide ban takes effect on Jan. 1, 2012.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2011

Bath Salts

Study: Synthetic Drugs Can Have Severe Consequences

Synthetic substances on the market mimic the effects of marijuana, cocaine and other illegal drugs, often selling for as little as $10.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2011

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Police Concerned About Synthetic Cannabis

A synthetic cannabislike product being sold at some local stores and online will become illegal Jan. 1 but some local law officials want the public to know now, this is not something to mess with.


Incense (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Caesars Palace)

New Danger Drug: K2

Parents are warned about the new drug known as K2, spice or train wreck. It’s most commonly found in smoking form.


Court Case Graphic

Synthetic Marijuana Battle Likely To See Court Fight

VALPARAISO, Ind. (STMW) – The convenience store manager cited last week for allegedly selling synthetic marijuana in Valparaiso, Ind., has hired an attorney and seems prepared to fight.