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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

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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.



Suit: School Officials Illegally Strip-Searched Boy

The principal and assistant principal of a north suburban middle school subjected a 13-year-old boy to a strip search — visible to anyone outside the conference room they were in — because they suspected he had marijuana, according to a federal lawsuit filed by the boy’s mother.


Chicago police located a massive marijuana field on the South Side. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

Huge Marijuana Field Found On Chicago’s South Side

Chicago police have located a massive marijuana field on the South Side.


Police eradicated nearly 1,500 marijuana plants downstate. (Credit: KAMEG)

Police Bust $7 Million Pot-Growing Operation; Two Chicago Men Charged

Exposure of a $7 million marijuana growing operation downstate has led to drug charges against two Chicago men.


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Prosecutors: Driver Had Marijuana In System In Crash That Killed Retired Music Teacher

Prosecutors say a man had marijuana in his system when he caused a crash that killed a long-time music teacher in the Elgin schools.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2012


Marijuana Smokers Will Still Be Arrested At Lollapalooza

You might think as Lollapalooza kicks off that the music festival would be the perfect incubator for Chicago’s new marijuana policy, but such is not the case.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2012

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City Council Approves Plan To Issue Tickets For Small Amounts Of Pot

The City Council has passed an ordinance that will make the possession of small amounts of marijuana punishable only by a ticket in most cases.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

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City Council Committee Endorses Mayor’s Pot Ticketing Plan

A City Council panel has given the first stage of approval to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to allow police to issue tickets to people caught with small amounts of marijuana, rather than making arrests in all such cases.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2012

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Burke Concerned About Mayor’s Marijuana Ticketing Plan

The city’s most influential alderman on Monday said he had serious concerns about Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

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Emanuel Backs Proposal To Lessen Penalties For Small Amounts Of Marijuana

A proposal to lighten the penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana in Chicago has the backing of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2012


Ex-Lake County Prosecutor Could Lose Law License Over Drug-Dealing Roommate

A 30-year old former Lake County prosecutor’s law license, as he has admitted to having a drug dealer as a roommate while he was sometimes handling drug cases.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2012


19 Arrested In Federal Drug Trafficking Investigation

Federal prosecutors have charged 19 people for taking part in two drug rings that supplied large quantities of powder and crack cocaine to the city and suburbs.


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Business Mailed 340 Pounds Of Pot; Man Charged

Federal officials are continuing to investigate a package addressed to a northwest Indiana business that turned out to contain 340 pounds of marijuana.