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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

Heroin

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

Heroin

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

Heroin

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

FBI

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

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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

Heroin

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

Heroin

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

Handcuffs

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

Movies

Film Takes Straightforward Approach To Drug Abuse At Naperville School

A documentary from a Naperville teen takes a blunt look at drug use in her high school.

CBS Chicago–05/25/2012

Michael E. Lowe, 24, of California was arrested on drug charges in Chicago. (Chicago Police Department)

California NATO Protester Busted For Heroin

Prosecutors said Michael E. Lowe, 24, was found with heroin while in town to join the NATO protests.

05/17/2012

Dajuan Brown

Man Charged With Forcing 12 Girls Into Prostitution

A 35-year-old man has been accused of forcing 12 girls into prostitution, and addicting them to heroin.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

Heroin

Kane County Sheriff: Parents Need To Be Aware Of Heroin Epidemic

The top law enforcement officer in Kane County says he is disappointed more parents aren’t showing up for eye-opening presentations on the use of heroin by teenagers in the exurban county west of Chicago.

WBBM Newsradio–04/02/2012

Claudia A. Chagoya (Credit: Kane County)

Texas Woman Gets 20 Years For Herion Trafficking In Kane County

A Texas woman who pleaded guilty to trafficking a large amount of heroin for a Mexican cartel was sentenced to 20 years in prison Wednesday.

12/14/2011

Maria Garza (left); Carmelo Rios (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

Buffalo Grove Pizzeria Owners Charged With International Drug Trafficking

Barely a month ago, the owners of DeLuca’s Pizzeria were the subject of a feature article in the Buffalo Grove Patch, in which they talked about fine-tuning recipes and the seasonal cycles of the pizza business.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011

Charles Best (left); Sherry Best, charged in connection with the death of their sister-in-law, Melissa Best.

Brother-In-Law Admits To Role In Concealing Woman’s Fatal OD

A man from Round Lake Park, charged with concealing his sister-in-law’s homicide, has admitted to his role in the crime and agreed to testify against his wife.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

Heroin use (file image: CBS)

Bill Would Grant Immunity When Drug Overdoses Are Reported

Legislation in Springfield would grant immunity when individuals call 9-1-1 to report a drug overdoses. Sponsors hope that will save lives, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

10/24/2011

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