Group That Helps Heroin Addicts Encountering Signs Of Overdose Spike On West Side The Chicago Recovery Alliance, which helps people addicted to heroin, says its most recent figures suggest a dramatic increase in the number of overdoses on the West Side and in Cicero over the past week.
Two Men Face Drug Charges After Rash Of Heroin OverdosesAlfonzo Sylvester, 24, and 26-year-old Mario Wofford sold heroin to an undercover police officer about 11:15 a.m. Friday in the 3900 block of West Congress Parkway, according to Chicago Police.
Police Investigate Possibility Of Tainted Heroin After Spike In OverdosesThe Chicago Fire Department said paramedics saw heroin overdoses skyrocket this week. In a span of 24 hours, at least 23 people overdosed on heroin on the West Side. So far, one of those victims has died.
Spike In Heroin Overdoses Reported On West Side: Chicago Fire DepartmentAt least 18 people have overdosed on heroin throughout the last 20 hours, Chicago Fire Department Cmdr. Frank Velez said Thursday night.
Lake County Receives Donation Of Heroin Antidote NaloxoneThe Evzio devices provide voice instructions for how to administer a dose of naloxone to someone who has overdosed on heroin.
Illinois Senate Rejects Rauner's Veto Of Anti-Heroin BillSenate Democrats bucked Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto Wednesday in instituting a law to fight heroin abuse in Illinois, but ran into predictable Republican derision when they approved spending $3.8 billion to fund a variety of programs from breast cancer screenings to lottery prizes.
Robbery Suspect, Teen Arrested In Search For Drugs At Elgin HomeA search of a northwest suburban home turned up drugs and ammunition Wednesday night, leading to the arrest of a 16-year-old boy as well as an Elgin man wanted in a separate armed robbery investigation.
New Riot Fest Site May Have A Problem: Used Heroin NeedlesA viewer said Douglas Park is littered with used hypodermic needles. And sure enough, that's just what CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez found.
Police: Elgin Man Swallowed Heroin To Hide EvidenceDuring the course of a four month investigation, 32-year-old Angelo Hopson delivered and sold heroin to an undercover officer on three separate occasions, according to a statement from Elgin police.
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.
2 Investigators: Family Wrecked By Heroin Offers Sobering LessonSuburban mother of three Shannon Ryan recorded cell phone video to document her son Nick Ryan's heroin addiction.
Illinois Lawmakers To Propose Measure To Battle Heroin AbuseTwo 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.