The Heroin Addiction EpidemicFrom opium dens to morphine addiction, heroin use has been cited in American historical accounts since the 1800's. And, now, professionals are concerned how this old drug has, indeed, made its comeback in a major way.
Suburban High School Trains Nurses To Use Auto Injectors To Combat Heroin OverdosesNurses at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire will be one of the first to use injectors to counteract heroin overdoses.
Fifteen Arrested Following Series Of Laced-Heroin Overdoses
South Loop Traffic Stop Nets More Than $200K In DrugsOfficers in the Chicago Police Department’s Bicycle Unit pulled a man over after they saw him talking on a cellphone while at a stoplight in the South Loop during the Thursday evening rush hour, police said.
Suburban Police Offer Heroin Addicts A Live-Saving DealFaced with an alarming rise in heroin use in the suburbs, one town is offering addicts a deal the could save their lives.
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.