Training To Help People Spot, Respond To Opioid OverdosesThe Lisle-Woodridge Fire District and the DuPage Narcan Program have scheduled the training session for Saturday.
More Than 100 Lives Have Been Saved In The Suburbs Due To NaloxoneNaloxone donated by a Virginia pharmaceutical company is being credited with saving the lives of more than 100 people who had overdosed on opioids in the suburbs in 2017.
Free OD Prevention Kits To Be Given Out In The City, SuburbsA simple needle and one milliliter vial at seventeen locations in the city and two in the western suburbs each week.
Drug Overdoses Down In Some Counties, While Others Continue To SpikeDeaths due to heroin and other opioid-related drug overdoses in the Chicago area continue to spike but in a couple of counties, there’s been a slight dip and in another county a big increase.
Suit: Daughter Overdosed In White Castle Bathroom, But No One Helped HerA mother has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against White Castle after her daughter died of a drug overdose in March in one of the hamburger chain’s bathrooms in south suburban Dolton.
Waukegan Man Overdoses On Opioids While Driving In GurneeA Waukegan man overdosed while driving his car early Tuesday morning in unincorporated Gurnee.
6 Hospitalized For Drug Overdoses At South Austin Nursing HomeSix men were taken to the hospital Thursday morning, after paramedics responded to a report of overdoses at a nursing home in the South Austin neighborhood.
Doctors Warn About Spike In Fentanyl Deaths In Cook CountyDoctors at Stroger Hospital warned about synthetic versions of fentanyl, which are being mixed in a deadly cocktail with heroin and cocaine.
Overdose Analysis On West Side Leads Police To Drug And Gun ArrestsDrug overdoses on Chicago’s West Side helped police get dozens of alleged gang members and drug traffickers off the streets.
Autopsy: Inmate Overdosed On Bus To StatevilleClifford V. Nelson, 49, was being transferred from the Cook County Jail and was found unresponsive on the bus about 9:50 a.m. Feb. 27 at Stateville in Crest Hill, according to the Will County coroner’s office.
Lake County Deputies Respond To 4th Overdose In 10 DaysIn the past ten days, Lake County deputies have responded to four overdoses with one resulting in death.
Heroin Overdoses Spike In Lake CountySix people have died in the past week in Lake County from heroin overdoses.