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Monday, September 20

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Chicago police sargeant Tom Donegan is proposing fines for people caught with "small amounts" of marijuana. Tired of seeing these drug cases dismissed in court, he believes issuing tickets will effectively penalize offenders while raising money for the city. Darien, in DuPage County, already uses a similar system.

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