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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 Decriminalizes Pot

By Chrisanne Grise

Starting in August, anyone caught with small amounts of marijuana will face a fine rather than an arrest. MORE  

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