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.


Sam Hurd. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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.

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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.


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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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.


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Police: Woman Set Fire Because Husband Smoked All The Pot

A Chicago woman angered that her husband had smoked all their marijuana is charged with starting a fire inside a west suburban apartment.


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Man Convicted Of DUI In Crash That Killed Lombard Biker

Michael Moreno was involved in a road rage incident with another vehicle. Following the incident, he chased the other vehicle, then crashed into Gerald Puglise’s motorcycle, killing Puglise.


Two Chicago police officers suffered minor injuries when their SUV crashed into a Toyota sedan that turned in front of them on March 26, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Man Charged With DUI After Crash Injures 2 Cops In Rogers Park

A bartender from the North Side Andersonville neighborhood faces a handful of traffic offenses and a felony cannabis charge after a crash with a police car in the Rogers Park neighborhood Tuesday night that injured two officers.


Kira Sheeman, Tina Rodriguez, Eric Loeffler, Frank Quarles. (Credit: Portage Police)

Child Locked In Bathroom As Adults Smoke Pot: Police

Police serving a warrant to a resident of the 3300 block of Sunnybrook Street found four adults smoking marijuana in the living room while a 3-year-old was locked in a bathroom down the hall.


More than 100 marijuana plants like these were seized in a raid on a hydroponic marijuana growing operation in the Irving Park neighborhood on Oct. 17, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Police)

100 Marijuana Plants Seized In Raid On Indoor Grow Operation

Police have busted a sophisticated indoor pot-growing operation at a home in the Irving Park neighborhood.


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Sources: Off-Duty Cop Accused Of Buying Pot For 3 Teen Girls

CBS 2 has learned a Chicago police officer is being investigated for allegedly supplying a group of minors with marijuana while he was off-duty.

CBS 2–10/16/2012

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Teens Caught Smoking Pot–In Front Of Police Chief’s House

Two teenagers picked the wrong place to smoke pot in Naperville, police say.


Police located this field of marijuana plants near Stony Island. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

Massive Marijuana Field Destroyed By City

A top Chicago police official says there won’t be any more marijuana growing in a large secluded prairie on the Southeast Side.