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Rahm Emanuel Catching Flak for Wanting to Soften Drug Penalties

By Desiree Bowie

The Mayor of Chicago has ruffled the feathers of suburban law enforcement over a proposal to lessen punishment for low-level drug offenders. MORE  

Chicago Mayor Pushing For Relaxed Drug Laws Statewide

By McCarton Ackerman

Not just content with marijuana, Rahm Emanuel wants to reduce penalties for possession of small amounts of all controlled substances. MORE  

Chicago-Based Uber and Lyft Drivers Will Now Be Drug Tested

By McCarton Ackerman

A non-drug related incident in Atlanta prompted a South Side alderman to push "common sense" drug testing on drivers. MORE  

Methtacular! Set to Launch New Season of About Face Theatre

By John Lavitt

Steven Stafford's darkly comic look at meth addiction will be in Chicago this month. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 30, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Prisoners caught breaking out to get drunk and high, two men rob Chicago pharmacy for Viagra, and Texas hunter stumbles upon huge grow operation. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 29, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Scott Disick swears off booze for Kourtney Kardashian, dozens arrested for drunk incidents at Keith Urban concert, and Chicago alderman arrested for DUI. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 28, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Fox News anchor pleads guilty in drunk disorderly case, Utah political candidate charged with assault over pill debt, and 'Bio-Dome' star arrested for drunk driving. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 22, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Farrah Franklin found passed out drunk on lawn, Tulisa Contostavlos sees drug case thrown out of court, and Jet Blue pilot busted for heroin possession. MORE  

Police Make Mass Arrests In Cleveland-to-Chicago Drug Ring

By McCarton Ackerman

The feds continued their crackdown on heroin in the Windy City. MORE  

Chicago PD and DEA Bust Warlord Who Ruled “Heroin Highway”

By Paul Gaita

The arrest of Kenneth Shoulder, a.k.a. Kenneth Shannon, revealed how widespread the city's drug problem extends. MORE  

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California Docs Face Mandatory Drug Testing If Prop 46 Passes

Opponents claim that the drug testing provision is to disguise the true nature of the proposition—raising the cap on non-economic damages for lawsuits.

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Facebook Slams DEA Over Creating Fake Profiles

The social media giant ordered the DEA to comply with their Terms of Use policy and stop creating fake accounts to catch drug dealers.

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Steven Tyler Addresses Maui Drug Court Graduates

The Aerosmith frontman said he was 'nervous' and 'fighting' addiction every day.

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Morning Roundup: Oct. 21, 2014

London mayor regrets snorting sugar instead of cocaine, Google exec killer says heroin overdose was accidental, and Ole Miss fan drunkenly interviews quarterback.

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Colorado Officials Now Want to Ban Edibles

Despite the overall success of legalized marijuana in Colorado, state officials want to roll back part of the law by calling for a near-total ban on weed edibles.

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