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Leah Wright (Palos Hills Police)

Police: Motorist With Heroin Falls Asleep In Taco Bell Drive-Through Lane

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.

09/22/2014

A kit of Naloxone, a heroin antidote that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, is displayed at a press conference about a new community prevention program for heroin overdoses in which New York police officers will carry kits of Naloxone, on May 27, 2014 in New York City. The New York Police Department is being provided 19,500 kits for officers; the program will begin after officers receive training. The Naloxone is administered nasally. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Father Becomes Advocate For Heroin-Reversal Drug

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.

08/07/2014

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Alleged Gangster Disciples Leader Arrested

Authorities have arrested the alleged patriarch of one of Chicago’s most notorious street gangs and dozens of his alleged subordinates on drug charges.

08/07/2014

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Orland Park Hosting Heroin Awareness Program

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.

07/15/2014

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Feds Hope Slain Informant’s Tapes Convict Gang Members In Drug Case

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.

04/22/2014

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DuPage Narcan Program Saves Another Life From Heroin OD

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.

03/28/2014

Benjamin Black (Credit: Kane County State's Attorney)

Man Gets 12-Years For DUI Crash That Killed Sycamore Boy

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.

03/26/2014

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DuPage Deputy Uses Narcan To Revive Woman After Heroin Overdose

A young woman is alive after a DuPage deputy administered a fast acting heroin antidote, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

03/24/2014

Benjamin Black (Credit: Kane County State's Attorney)

Sentencing Delayed For Driver In Crash That Killed Boy, 11

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.

03/21/2014

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Five Gang Members Charged After Elgin Drug Bust

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.

03/11/2014

Joliet police bought this heroin in an undercover purchase; the alleged dealer was later arrested. (CBS)

Lombard Police To Start Carrying Narcan To Counter Heroin Overdoses

Lombard Deputy Chief Tom Wirsing says heroin overdoses are a community issue, affecting everyone.

03/10/2014

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Mom Of Heroin Addict Takes Her Family’s Story To Police Departments — If They’ll Listen

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.

02/21/2014

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GOP Lawmakers Push For Stiffer Penalties Against Heroin Dealers

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin calls DuPage “ground zero” for heroin use.

02/13/2014

Benjamin Black (Credit: Kane County State's Attorney)

Man Pleads Guilty To Aggravated DUI For Crash That Killed 11-Year-Old

A DeKalb County man pleaded guilty Thursday to driving under the influence of heroin when his SUV struck a car on a snow-packed highway last winter, killing an 11-year-old boy.

11/14/2013

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Chicago Man Gets 12 Years For Selling Heroin In Porter County

Andrew Loggin, 34, originally faced 20 to 50 years in prison on each of two felony charges of drug dealing, until his Aug. 27 plea to a lesser felony charge.

11/08/2013

Aaron B. Stoen (Credit: Waukegan Police)

Police: Driver Used Heroin Before Fatal Waukegan Crash

Wisconsin man who was allegedly driving under the influence of heroin and told police he had no memory of the incident has been charged with murder in a Waukegan crash Friday afternoon that killed one pedestrian and left another injured.

10/26/2013

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McHenry County Doctors Treating Krokodil User

Concern about the potentially-deadly street drug known as “Krokodil” has spread to the far northwest suburbs.

10/16/2013

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Lockport Drug Addict: Krokodil ‘Took Away Everything That I Loved’

A family that has spent years shooting heroin together is now suffering together, after apparently injecting a flesh-eating street drug known as krokodil.

10/15/2013

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Lawmakers Find Spike In Heroin Use ‘Frightening’

Alarmed by the exploding use of heroin in the suburbs, the Illinois Legislature has formed a new task force to look for answers.

10/03/2013

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Coroner: Heroin Deaths On The Rise In DuPage County

DuPage County is seeing a spike in heroin deaths, and the man who sees most of those victims is trying to educate people of the drug’s evils.

WBBM Newsradio–09/25/2013

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