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A top Chicago area lawmaker believes former President Ronald Reagan should be in a "special place in Hell" for supporting the war on drugs.  Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle told an audience at the University of Illinois yesterday Reagan deserves Hell for "making drug use political."  Preckwinkle has been pushing to get marijuana decriminalized, saying drug laws hurt minorities more.  Reagan, who was president during the 1980s, pushed for the war on drugs in 1986.  He died in 2004.

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