The Chicago Reader ran an article about the ACLU report examining racial disparity in arrests for marijuana. In the state-by-state breakdown of the report, we learn about where Illinois ranks in arrest rates.

The ACLU report confirmed that the gap extends nationwide, "in all regions of the country, in counties large and small, urban and rural, wealthy and poor, and with large and small Black populations." On average, blacks are four times as likely as whites to be busted for marijuana possession; in Illinois the black arrest rate is eight times the white rate, the third-widest gap in the nation.

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