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.
Suburban mother of three Shannon Ryan recorded cell phone video to document her son Nick Ryan’s heroin addiction.
Two Illinois lawmakers plan to propose bipartisan legislation Monday to combat growing heroin and prescription drug abuse, though they acknowledge it may be tough to pass in a difficult budget year.
The meeting is open to anyone in recovery – or even their family members or friends.
Senator Mark Kirk is pushing the suburbs to join his fight with the federal government to approve Narcan, a nasal form of naxolone–which is used to treat opiate overdoses.
A reputed lieutenant of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman was to be sentenced Monday for his part in a $1 billion conspiracy to traffic narcotics to Chicago and other cities.
The coroner of far west suburban Grundy County is speaking out on heroin as he reports on the death of a 25-year-old woman from the drug, leaving behind a five-year-old daughter.
Leah Wright, 19, was charged with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of resisting arrest following the incident at the Taco Bell at 7601 W. 111th St. in Palos Hills.
Twenty-year-old Nick Ryan of Naperville overdosed last Friday. His father says a new drug could have prevented Nick’s death. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.
Authorities have arrested the alleged patriarch of one of Chicago’s most notorious street gangs and dozens of his alleged subordinates on drug charges.
Orland Park Fire Protection District Chief Ken Brucki says there were at least six heroin overdose deaths in Orland Park last year, among about 60 heroin overdose ambulance calls. The antidote Narcan was used to save most of those lives.
Gunned down last year in front of his terrified young son and girlfriend within days of being unmasked as a cooperating witness, Keith Daniels helped police solve one of Chicago’s highest-profile murders of 2011 — the botched drive-by shooting of an innocent bystander, 13-year-old Darius “Bay Bay” Brown.
First, a DuPage County Sheriff’s Deputy administered Narcan to a 32-year old woman having a heroin overdose Saturday near Villa Park. Then, Wednesday night, two Hanover Park police officers saved the life of a 29-year old man.
Benjamin Black, 29, was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday for the Feb. 27, 2013, crash that killed 11-year-old Matthew Ranken. Black pleaded guilty three months ago to driving under the influence of heroin.
A young woman is alive after a DuPage deputy administered a fast acting heroin antidote, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Benjamin Black, who faces between three and 14 years in prison, has already pleaded guilty to being under the influence of heroin when he slammed his car into the back of a vehicle on Feb. 27, 2013, killing 11-year-old Matthew Ranken.
The charges were filed in a sealed complaint last week in U.S. District Court following an investigation that began in September 2012, according to the statement, which alleges that all the suspects are gang members.
Lombard Deputy Chief Tom Wirsing says heroin overdoses are a community issue, affecting everyone.
It’s not easy for P.J. Newberg to talk about her daughter Paula’s heroin addiction. But it’s her mission, and she spent Friday morning sharing her experience with Skokie police. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.
House Republican Leader Jim Durkin calls DuPage “ground zero” for heroin use.