'It's Always Worth Trying To Clean Up For The Kids': Paramedic Field Chief Speaks On Heroin Epidemic On West SideChicago's paramedics and first responders are on the front lines of the city's heroion epidemic every day, especially on the West Side.
Illinois Gets $44M In Federal Funds To Fight Opioid AbuseIllinois has been awarded a $43.5 million federal grant to fight opioid abuse.
As Opioid Crisis Rages, Cost Of Overdose Antidote Spikes As the opioid epidemic continues to kill tens of thousands of Americans each year, the drug naloxone has proved invaluable in preventing overdose-related deaths.
Recruiters Pay Vulnerable Addicts To Try Experimental Treatment To Kick HeroinThere are believed to be more than 600,000 opioid addicts in the U.S. A scheme that preys on many involves Naltrexone, a drug that curbs cravings.
Kankakee County Sues Drug Companies Amid Opioid CrisisKankakee County is joining other counties in filing a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies for their part in the opioid overdose crisis.
Alleged Heroin Dealers Arrested In Undercover Lake County StingsThe sheriff’s office worked with the DEA, FBI, ATF and Homeland Security, which lead to the four arrests.
DuPage County Struggles To Fight Opioid EpidemicThe DuPage County Coroner reports heroin-related deaths are up more than 50 percent in the area.
Heroin-Related Overdose Deaths Increase In DuPage, Will CountyThere were 78 heroin-related overdose deaths in DuPage County last year, compared to 51 in 2015.