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How Chicago Kind Of Decriminalized Marijuana

via Joe Erbentraut and Lizzie Schiffman, The Huffington Post Though it’s still only about three-quarters of the way through, 2012 has already been a busy year for drug policy in Chicago. Of course, the headline grabber has been the marijuana ticketing law originally tiptoed around and later trumpeted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. When the proposal … Continue reading

Marijuana Has Chicago’s City Hall Buzzing

via Mick Dumke, Bleader, Chicago Reader While a number of aldermen and Mayor Rahm Emanuel were discussing the possibility of decriminalizing marijuana Wednesday, First Ward alderman Joe Moreno went a step further, becoming one of the few Chicago city officials to openly argue that the real solution is legalization. “Legalize it, control it, and tax … Continue reading

Chicago Mayor’s Plan Would Open About Half The City To Speeding Cameras

via Bob Secter, Kristen Mack, and Max Rust, Chicago Tribune Nearly half the city would fall into so-called safety zones where speed cameras sought by Mayor Rahm Emanuel could flag fast drivers for $100 tickets, according to a Tribune analysis of camera legislation in Springfield. Emanuel has framed his plan in narrow terms, pitching it … Continue reading

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