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Earlean Collins

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 Commissioners Say 'No' To Mandated Furloughs

Posted 11.21.2011 | Chicago

Two Cook County commissioners lashed out Tuesday against a County Board mandate requiring them to join the majority of the county's employees in takin...

Will Guzzardi

As Teen Unemployment Crisis Worsens, Youth Tell Legislators Their Stories | Will Guzzardi | Posted 07.03.2011 | Chicago

Four legislators, several Chicago-area service providers and dozens of high-school and college-aged youth sat down on the South Side Monday for a summ...

Stroger 'Fine' With Marijuana Decriminalization Legislation, No Veto Planned (VIDEO)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- The president of the Cook County Board says he doesn't plan to veto a new ordinance that allows $200 tickets to be issued to those fou...

A Ticket For Marijuana Possession In Cook County? Reduced Pot Penalty Proposed As Budget Woes Deepen

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Getting caught with a small amount of marijuana would not automatically lead to arrest if a Cook County Commissioner gets her way. An ordinance propo...