2 Investigators: Deaths Related To Powerful Drug Fentanyl On The Rise In DuPage CountyIt started as a painkiller for cancer patients. Now, it's a street drug being manufactured in illegal pill labs by drug cartels and it is killing users.
DuPage County Sees Rise In Fentanyl-Related DeathsAnother county in the Chicago area is seeing an increase in the number of Fentanyl-related deaths.
DuPage County Animal Shelter Getting Big UpgradesA $900,000 renovation was underway for the DuPage County facility for lost or stray animals, and officials said it will keep the animals healthier and calmer.
Chicago Caretaker Sentenced To Six Years For Stealing From PatientsOne victim was a woman receiving hospice care in her home, and has since died, authorities said.
Police: Man Found On Side Of Road In DuPage County Is HomicideThe DuPage County sheriff’s office has opened a homicide investigation after a man was found unresponsive on the side of a road on Friday night, a statement from the sheriff’s office said.
Lake County Offering Free Mumps Vaccines For U Of I StudentsThe university is trying to stop an outbreak that sickened dozens of students this summer.
Are Vandals Trying To Sabotage DuPage County Flood Control Project?DuPage County Board Member Jim Zay, who chairs the DuPage Water Commission, said it was thought at first that kids were behind the broken construction vehicle windows, doors, and control panels at Armstrong Park, where the Klein Creek Flood Mitigation Project began a year ago.
Prosecutors: Alleged Kidnapper Was Obsessed With ChildrenGuiseppe Ressa, 34, was charged with three counts of aggravated kidnapping, three counts of child abduction and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
Officials Discouraged By Very Low Turnout In Suburban ElectionsIf you thought Chicago’s 40 percent turnout on Tuesday was poor – and it was – pity the surrounding suburbs. The Cook County Clerk’s office said suburban turnout was only about 14 percent on Tuesday. McHenry County barely reached 11 percent. Lake County was little better at 11.25 percent.
"I Voted" Stickers A Thing Of The Past In Lake CountyWhile voters in most suburban counties will receive an "I Voted" sticker in exchange for their completed ballot Tuesday, Lake County voters haven't had the option to receive the coveted sticker in years.
DuPage County Police Agencies Preparing For Next Big 'Incident'An Incident Management Assistance Team, or IMAT, will help local police departments in DuPage with the command and control of large-scale events such as an active-shooter situation or big protest.
2 Investigators: Why Aren't More Cops Carrying Naloxone?Every three days someone living in the suburbs dies from heroin. A medication that can reverse an overdose from heroin, and other opioids, is being carried by some first responders but not others.