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Linda B. Lopez  (Riverside Police)

Woman Set Fire To Apartment After Boyfriend Smoked All The Pot: Police

Linda B. Lopez was sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution.

02/12/2015

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Senate Bill Aims To Legalize Small Amounts Of Pot

Illinois residents could possess or grow a small amount of marijuana without fear of criminal charges, if a bill in the state Senate becomes law.

02/05/2015

Police officers found 386 pounds of marijuana in an SUV after a traffic stop in North Austin on Saturday. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Police Find 386 Pounds Of Pot During Traffic Stop

Grand Central District officers tried to pull the vehicle over when the driver committed a traffic violation as he pulled out of an alley Saturday evening. The driver drove off but stopped and ran from the SUV. Officers found him hiding under a porch. About 386 pounds of cannabis was found in the SUV.

01/26/2015

Mark Sudds (left) and Michael Grassman (right) face felony drug charges after the U.S. Postal Service intercepted a package containing marijuana, which Grassman had shipped to Sudds. (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Pair Charged After Postal Service Intercepts Package Stuffed With Pot

A package containing more than 19 pounds of marijuana addressed to 20-year-old Mark A. Sudds was intercepted by the U.S. Postal Service, according to a statement from the DuPage County sheriff’s office. Undercover detectives from the the sheriff’s office then arrested Sudds and another man, 26-year-old Michael Grassman.

01/06/2015

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NU Prohibits Pot Use For Students On Colorado Ski Trip

Northwestern University’s annual Colorado ski trip has sold out for the first time. But as WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports live, those who hope to use it as an excuse to “get high” legally are getting a warning.

11/19/2014

The federal Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Deputy Commits Suicide After Arrest For Robbing Drug Dealers

A Cook County Sheriff’s police officer committed suicide at the federal jail in downtown Chicago on Tuesday, a day after he and his partner were arrested on allegations of conspiring to rip off drug dealers.

11/04/2014

Tierra Williams (Credit: Chicago Police)

Second Person Charged With Fatal Beating In Park Manor

Tierra M. Williams, 29, of the 6600 block of South Rockwell, is charged with first-degree murder for the March 26 attack that left Anthony Morris dead in the 7000 block of South Vincennes Avenue, Chicago Police announced early Monday.

11/03/2014

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Emanuel Presses Springfield To Reduce Penalties For Minor Drug Possession

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called on state lawmakers to ease up on penalties for small-time drug possession cases, even though the city’s own effort to issue tickets for marijuana possession – rather than arrest suspects – has largely fizzled.

09/23/2014

Josh Gordon #12 of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to the start of the preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on August 9, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Browns 13-12 in a preseason game. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Keidel: Josh Gordon And NFL Policy

It seems we’ve jumped into the pool of relativism since we got wind of Josh Gordon’s season-long suspension for marijuana use. You have the indignant faction that can’t believe someone who smokes weed gets a year while Ray Rice skates with a two-game suspension

08/29/2014

Michael Szot (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

New Revelations In Fatal Naperville Crash

A Geneva man accused of being drunk when his car plunged into a west suburban Naperville pond initially pointed the finger at his two friends who drowned as a result of the crash, according to prosecutors.

08/29/2014

A new drug-inhalation trend, "dabbing," has worried authorities. (CBS)

2 Investigators: ‘Dabbing’ Latest Drug Threat To Young People

CBS 2’s Dave Savini warns people about the latest drug trend, which has been described as the free-basing of marijuana.

08/25/2014

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

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

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

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

Brendan Ayanbadejo. (Getty Images)

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

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

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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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