| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:43 PM
Fairview Street and North Coast Highway: A caller reported at 8:59 a.m. Monday that a vacant building's windows had been broken.
Broadway Street: A caller reported at 7:25 p.m. Monday that a transient repeatedly sleeps on property in the 300...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Here is a short list of things that, according to Gallup, are less popular with Americans than the idea of legalizing pot:
Congress. The U.S. Supreme Court. The president.
In a sweeping cultural shift, comparable perhaps to Americans' quickening...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:30 PM
An Elmwood Park man accused of fondling a teenage boy and taking lewd pictures of him has been charged with sexually abusing another victim and trying to get a second teenage boy to send him nude photos, authorities said.
Lionel Jackson, 28, was arrested...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 4:32 PM
The story: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama believes smoking marijuana is a "bad habit" but thinks legal penalties now fall disproportionately on minorities and that states legalizing pot should go ahead with their plans, he said in a...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:27 AM
Welcome to the “Wake and Bake" Super Bowl.
The NFL won’t call it that, of course. Not unless the league can license it and turn a profit.
But that’s what this is, and besides, “Wake and Bake" Super Bowl is easier to remember...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Tavern owner Frankie Schnarr takes a long draw from his bottle of Coors Light and scans his sports bar, listening to billiard balls rattle and a pinball machine explode with points.
Suddenly, there's that smell: musky-sweet,...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Mark Kleiman is a UCLA public professor and a go-to guy when it comes to drug policy analysis; it’s a field he’s studied for years, including the consequences and mechanics of the pendulum swings of criminalizing and legalizing marijuana....
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:04 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a move marijuana advocates hailed as an historic shift, the Obama administration on Thursday began giving U.S. states wide leeway to experiment with pot legalization and started by letting Colorado and Washington carry out new...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:49 AM
A quick stop for a hamburger at a Wendy’s in Lovejoy, Ga., gave one customer a snoot full of reasons to rethink her fast-food decision.
When the customer noticed an unusual smell coming from the burger, she opened the bun and found a partially...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Obsessive fans have always been known to go to extremes to get the attention of their idols, but Justin Bieber fans have taken their devotion to a disturbing and horrifying level this week. After Bieber was photographed smoking marijuana in California,...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Sep 26, 2012
On a spring morning last semester, a teenage girl wound up in the nurse's office at Hinsdale South High School, throwing up after smoking marijuana before school. Three other students smoked pot with her, she told the dean.
All four got in trouble...