Cook County Prosecutors To Focus On Treatment Over Prison For Small-Time Drug CasesState’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.
New Chicago Anti-Gang Strategy: No More No-Cash Bonds For MisdemeanorsChicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has found a new way to keep gang members off their street corners.
County To Free Illegal Immigrants Being Held On Minor ChargesImmigrant rights activists won a victory in Cook County Wednesday, as the County Board agreed to free illegal immigrants being held on lesser charges.
Hall Of Famer, Taylor Pleads To Sexual Misconduct ChargeLawrence 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.

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