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Cook County Drug Laws

Can Decriminalizing Marijuana Help Cash-Strapped Chicago?

Posted 01.02.2012 | Chicago

Updated with Mayor Emanuel's comments When Mayor Rahm Emanuel took over, he immediately made it quite clear that he would do whatever it takes to g...

Aldermen On Board With Ticketing, Not Arresting Low-Level Marijuana Offenders

Posted 12.27.2011 | Chicago

Four Chicago lawmakers on Thursday are expected to announce their support of ticketing individuals caught with small amounts of marijuana in Cook Coun...

Cook County Pot Decriminalization Vote Likely To Be Vetoed By Stroger

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger indicated this morning that he may veto legislation passed Tuesday by the County Board to decriminalize carry...