Chicago Alderman Richard Mell, left, speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, in Chicago, accompanied by several aldermen who support an ordinance that would turn possession of a small... more 
Chicago Alderman Richard Mell, left, speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, in Chicago, accompanied by several aldermen who support an ordinance that would turn possession of a small amount of marijuana from a misdemeanor into an infraction that is no more serious than a traffic citation.  Alderman Danny Solis says his ordinance that would require people caught with 10 grams or less of marijuana to pay a $200 fine would mean about $7 million a year in revenue for the city. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By M. Spencer Green
Wed, Nov 2, 2011 4:19 PM EDT