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Study: Police Still Arresting — Not Writing Tickets — For Marijuana Possession

Researchers at Roosevelt University spent more than a year studying marijuana arrests across the state, why and where people are arrested and how much it costs.

05/19/2014

Jeremy Betancourt (Credit: Gurnee Police)

Teen Pleads Guilty To DUI In Drag Race That Killed Antioch Girl

Under a negotiated deal approved by Judge Victoria Rossetti, Jeremy Betancourt pleaded guilty to aggravated driving under the influence of marijuana, a Class 2 felony, while other charges against him, including aggravated street racing and reckless homicide, were dropped

03/28/2014

Former Seattle Seahawks lineman John Moffitt (File photo from Getty Images)

Former NFL Player Arrested On Drug Charges At Chicago Nightclub

Former Denver Broncos player John Moffitt was arrested on battery and drug possession charges early Sunday morning at The Underground nightclub in River North.

03/17/2014

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Illinois Lawmaker: Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana Inevitable Here

Rep. Sara Feigenholtz says she’d only support marijuana legalization if it came with drug abuse treatment funding as well as safeguards so that youths are discouraged from consuming pot.

02/21/2014

David Terrell (Chicago Police Dept. Photo)

Ex-Bear Terrell Cleared Of Drug, Battery Charges

Former Chicago Bears wide receiver David Terrell was cleared this week of drug and battery charges stemming from a 2013 arrest.

02/19/2014

Kamil Starzec (Credit: Elmwood Park Police)

Elmwood Park Man Reports Burglary, Gets Arrested With Pot

Kamil Starzec, 20, was arrested and charged with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, manufacture and delivery of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

02/13/2014

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Defense: Anti-NATO Activist Was Drunk While Discussing Attacks

Lawyers for two of the so-called NATO 3 defendants argued in court Tuesday that the only thing their clients proved skilled at destroying were cases of beer — not the 2012 NATO Summit, which prosecutors contend the three out-of-towners were intent on disrupting.

02/05/2014

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Former Bear, Raven Ayanbadejo: Players Smoked Weed Before Super Bowl

Brendan Ayanbadejo was surprised teammates smoked weed so close to the big game.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2014

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy discusses the spike in homicides in January 2013 on the CBS 2 Morning News on Feb. 1, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy: Decriminalizing Pot A Bad Idea

While President Obama seems to be supporting some decriminalization of marijuana, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says it’s a bad idea.

01/21/2014

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Sam Hurd Smoked Pot ‘All Day, Every Day’ During NFL Career

Disgraced former Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd made a startling confession in this week’s issue of SI’s MMQB.

670 The Score–11/12/2013

Daniel Tatman (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Causing South Loop Explosion

Daniel Tatman, 21, caused a small explosion using an “incendiary device” and marijuana in the bathroom of his apartment in the 1200 block of South Michigan Avenue about 11 p.m., police said.

11/07/2013

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Cops Seize $700K Of Drugs, Eight Guns In NW Indiana Bust

Authorities in Lake County, Ind., on Tuesday showed off about three quarters of a million dollars worth of drugs seized in undercover operations in the past week, and six handguns and two rifles that allegedly were purchased by a Gary mother for her gang-member sons.

10/15/2013

David Terrell. (Credit: Chicago Police Dept.)

Ex-Bear David Terrell To Plead Not Guilty To Drug Charges

“Mr. Terrell adamantly denies any participation whatsoever in the alleged criminal acts,” said his attorney, Mark Sutter.

08/20/2013

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Rapper Lil Reese Charged With Cannabis Possession

Def Jam rapper Lil Reese was arrested and charged with cannabis possession Saturday, marking his third arrest since April.

07/14/2013

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Decision Looming On Marijuana Legalization In Illinois

Medical marijuana supporters are hoping the Governor will sign a bill in the coming weeks legalizing the drug for medical use.

07/03/2013

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Three Women Arrested For Child Neglect In Naperville

Three women have been arrested and charged with child neglect in separate incidents over a five-day period in Naperville, including one who allegedly left her 18-month-old child alone in a hot, unsecured car while she went shopping.

07/03/2013

Bundles of marijuana was discovered in a recyling container in Evanston. (Credit: Evanston Police)

Marijuana Found In Evanston Recycling Container

Evanston Police are looking for whoever’s responsible for going green – and breaking the law.

06/10/2013

Authorities found $200,000 worth of marijuana while serving an eviction notice. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Deputies Serving Eviction Notice Find $200,000 Worth Of Pot

Police serving an eviction at a Southwest Side home found 44 pounds of marijuana, weapons and ammunition, and an apparent drug deal taking place, all of which led to the arrests of two men.

06/07/2013

Richard Strum has been convicted of reckless homicide in a crash that killed a mother and son in Jefferson Park in 2011. Authorities said he was driving with marijuana in his system. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Convicted In Jefferson Park Crash That Killed Mother, Son

Richard Strum went behind the wheel of his Ford Mustang while he had marijuana in his system and crashed into Claudia Delia’s Honda Civic while it was parked at Austin and Sunnyside avenues in the Jefferson Park neighborhood, Cook County prosecutors said.

05/10/2013

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Daley Plaza Protest Calls For Marijuana Legalization

A small but spirited group of people gathered in Daley Plaza to voice support for legalization of marijuana, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

05/04/2013

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