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

Crime Commission Produces 1st Of Anti-Heroin Ads

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois law enforcement officials are producing informational videos to combat what they say is an “epidemic” of heroin use. The Illinois State Crime Commission and the Police Athletic League of Illinois […]

08/15/2013

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$1M Bond For Man Charged With Drug-Induced Homicide

A west suburban man was ordered held on $1 million bond Friday, charged with selling heroin to a teenage boy who died of a drug overdose last month.

08/10/2013

A suburban man was able to order heroin online. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Addict On Home Confinement Able To Order Heroin Online

A mother trying to keep her son away from drugs discovered that heroin was being delivered right to her suburban home via the Internet. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

07/15/2013

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

Police Charge 23 In Drug Distribution Ring

Chicago Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration and other agencies announced a major drug bust this afternoon, WBBM’s Terry Keshner.

06/20/2013

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Man Faces Drug Charges After Friend Found Locked In Starbucks Restroom

A 21-year-old man was taken to the hospital Monday after he was found locked in the bathroom of a Geneva Starbucks, surrounded by packets of suspected heroin and a hypodermic needle. A friend was later charged after apparently trying to hide the drugs from police.

06/13/2013

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2 Charged With Using Heroin In Naperville Walgreens Restroom

A man who was released from prison only 11 days ago for killing his girlfriend’s dog and a convicted drug abuser are in trouble again, this time for allegedly using heroin inside a public restroom of a business in downtown Naperville

06/08/2013

Benjamin Black is accused of being high on heroin when his car struck and killed an 11-year-old boy in February. (Credit: Kane County State's Attorney)

Prosecutors: Man Was High On Heroin When He Struck, Killed 11-Year-Old Boy

A west suburban man has been charged with being under the influence of heroin when the car he was driving plowed into the rear of a second car, killing an 11-year-old boy in February.

05/07/2013

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

2 Investigators: Heroin Users Unwilling To Call For Help For Dying Friends

Friends are leaving friends to die. It is part of the devastating toll heroin is taking in our suburbs. CBS 2’s Dave Savini looks at heroin in our high schools and how a new law was created to save lives.

04/28/2013

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

2 Investigators: Heroin Use, Deaths Up In Chicago’s Suburbs

When it comes to deaths, Lake, Will and DuPage counties reported big increases last year. As CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports, drug dealers could be operating right in your own neighborhood.

04/25/2013

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Authorities Gather To Talk About Growing Heroin Problem

Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow is among those expected to speak at a weekend summit sponsored by the Illinois State Crime Commission.

03/08/2013

Emerson Harris and Maximilian Kalemba are charged with drug-induced homicide for allegedly selling drugs to different people who died from overdoses. (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

2 Alleged Heroin Dealers Charged With Drug-Induced Homicide

Authorities say Emerson D. Harris, 24, and Maximilian Kalemba, 21, of southwest suburban Homer Glen, sold drugs to different people that ultimately led to their deaths.

03/05/2013

Paula Nixon, from Glenview, talks with CBS 2's Dana Kozlov about her descent into heroin addiction. (CBS)

Teen From North Suburbs Recounts Her Descent Into Heroin Addiction

Glenview native Paula Nixon was going to college, but now her future hinges on one thing: staying clean.CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

12/17/2012

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Teen Robber Caught After Getting High In Store Restroom

After robbing a store to get oxycodone, a 16-year-old self-admitted heroin addict went to the restroom area to get high and made no attempt to escape police, authorities said.

12/01/2012

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Unusually Strong, Dangerous Heroin Reported By ER Doctors

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports there may be a new kind of heroin on the streets – one that’s even more dangerous.

09/20/2012

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Heroin Deaths Have Doubled In Suburbs Since 2007

A new report says heroin deaths in Lake and Will Counties have doubled over the last six years.

08/30/2012

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Heroin From Chicago Leads To FBI Raids In Indiana

FBI agents have staged a statewide series of raids in Indiana — with heroin from Chicago at their roots.

WBBM Newsradio–08/23/2012

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Police Arrest 22 Gang Members In Drug Market Raids

The Chicago Police Department on Saturday announced that 22 alleged gang members were arrested and quantities of heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis were seized during two drug market raids on Friday on the city’s South and West sides.

07/29/2012

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Report: Heroin Use Among Youngsters Growing Worse In Chicago Area

Law enforcement officials say the Chicago area is among many regions of the U.S. where the heroin problem seems to getting worse among school age youngsters.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2012

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Community Forum On Monday To Focus On Heroin Use In Naperville

The heroin problem in Naperville will be in the spotlight Monday during a special community forum at North Central College in the western suburb.

07/14/2012

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19 Arrested In Federal Drug Trafficking Investigation

Federal prosecutors have charged 19 people for taking part in two drug rings that supplied large quantities of powder and crack cocaine to the city and suburbs.

06/07/2012

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