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2015/05/21 20:13
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Carrying small amounts of marijuana would result in a fine instead of an arrest under a measure approved Thursday by the Illinois Senate. Low-level cannabis possession would go from a crime with...
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2015/05/18 19:12
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It's not even Memorial Day yet, but the list of candidates in next year's elections is growing fast. Two new ones today: a well-to-do ex-prosecutor in what looks to be a crowded race for Cook County...
2015/05/18 10:13
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At the time 14-year-old Adam Gray was arrested for setting a fire that killed two people, the evidence that the fire had been intentionally set seemed unassailable. After all, fire investigators...
2015/05/13 02:45
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Somewhere between age 14 when Freddy Martinez got his first computer and promptly took it apart, to now, this bashful – fidgety – 28-year- old learned enough about technology to know more than most of...
2015/05/08 02:46
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Cook County's top criminal justice officials said Thursday they were encouraged that the number of inmates at one of the country's largest jails has dropped, but said that a jail remains a dumping...
2015/05/07 21:14
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CHICAGO (AP) - Top officials say they're encouraged by the falling numbers of people held in the Cook County Jail but say far too many people remain locked up for months at a time awaiting trial on...
2015/05/07 01:40
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The Schaumburg-based Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists is opposing a move by state legislators that would set a 15-nanogram threshold for driving under the influence of THC -- the active chemical...
2015/05/05 21:46
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Chicago's Finance Committee approved a $415,000 settlement Tuesday for a woman who accused two Chicago police officers of sexually abusing her while she was drunk. The 22-year-old woman alleged that...
2015/05/02 14:46
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Chicago taxpayers will shell out $415,000 to compensate an inebriated woman who accused two police officers of sexually assaulting her, only to have them plead guilty to a lesser charge. Cook County...
2015/04/29 16:40
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Those cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana in Rolling Meadows will now have their cases heard through a city adjudication process rather than before a county judge, under a measure...
2015/04/24 23:13
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Don't blame Anita. I've been a frequent critic of Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, but she's getting a bad rap from those blaming her office for the surprise, troubling acquittal last week...
2015/04/24 00:13
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SPRINGFIELD — Getting caught with a small amount of marijuana would result in a fine instead of arrest under a measure the Illinois House approved Thursday. Low-level cannabis possession would go...
2015/04/22 12:22
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CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County will no longer prosecute most misdemeanor marijuana possession cases and will steer many nonviolent felony drug cases in and around Chicago to treatment and away from jail,...
2015/04/21 01:40
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Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez announces that her office is dismissing criminal charges against two imprisoned Chicago men following a re-investigation of their cases. (E. Jason Wambsgans,...
2015/04/20 23:10
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The Top 5 @ 5 is where he goes through either the top 5 news stories of the day or just 5 funniest pieces of audio we could find. Today, another White House fence jumper was arrested late last night...
2015/04/20 18:26
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Anita Alvarez said Monday she is launching the new policy because locking people up on low-level drug charges "simply isn't working." Alvarez says offenders facing low level drug charges will be...
2015/04/20 08:02
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Every week or so, it seems, a new video emerges showing alleged police brutality that shocks the nation. Of course, most police are decent enforcers of the law. But these videos have highlighted what...
2015/04/20 03:45
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CHICAGO, April 19 (Reuters) - The Cook County State's Attorney in Chicago plans to change how it handles low-level drug offenses, which will include the dismissal of future misdemeanor marijuana...
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Sitting in a relative's sparse brick home in Central Mexico three years ago, Carlos Castillo talked about the night a fatal hit-and-run accident killed a promising DePaul University student and sent...
2015/04/17 21:13
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BRIDGEVIEW (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Two former Burr Oak Cemetery workers found guilty of desecrating bodies at the historic southwest suburban cemetery were sentenced to prison Friday. Brothers...
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