Misdemeanor Charges

Anita Alvarez

Cook County Prosecutors To Focus On Treatment Over Prison For Small-Time Drug Cases

State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez was scheduled to announce reforms to how her office handles minor drug cases, including dismissal of all future misdemeanor marijuana cases. The move also is expected to cover how prosecutors handle cases involving small amounts of other drugs; including ecstasy, cocaine, and heroin.

04/20/2015

Jail/Prison

New Chicago Anti-Gang Strategy: No More No-Cash Bonds For Misdemeanors

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has found a new way to keep gang members off their street corners.

08/12/2012

Cook County Jail

County To Free Illegal Immigrants Being Held On Minor Charges

Immigrant rights activists won a victory in Cook County Wednesday, as the County Board agreed to free illegal immigrants being held on lesser charges.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2011

Lawrence Taylor

Hall Of Famer, Taylor Pleads To Sexual Misconduct Charge

Lawrence Taylor will be require to register himself as a sex offender as a result of pleading guilty Thursday to sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute, misdemeanor charges that carry no jail time.

01/13/2011