West Side Lawmakers Hold Emergency Meeting On Opioid Epidemic In Wake Of Heroin OverdosesA group of lawmakers held an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss ways to fight the ongoing opioid crisis, nearly two weeks after at least 20 people overdosed on heroin on the West Side.
Hospital Braces Itself For More Patients After A Spate Of Heroin OverdosesThe spike is likely due to an extra potent batch of heroin.
Illinois County Sees Its Highest Number Of Opioid OverdosesWill County in northern Illinois has seen the highest number of fatal opioid overdoses in its history.
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.
Woman In Custody In Connection With 8 Apparent Heroin OverdosesPolice Supt. Eddie Johnson said detectives have learned someone was driving around Saturday passing out free samples of “suspected heroin.”
Police: 8 Heroin Overdoses On Saturday AloneA disturbing number of drug overdoses on Chicago's South Side may all be linked to a dangerous strain of heroin.
Will County Set To Host Summit On Heroin CrisisWith Will County headed towards possibly breaking a dubious record, officials were set to host an annual summit to tackle the deadly heroin epidemic.
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.
Orland Park Hosting Heroin Awareness ProgramOrland Park Fire Protection District Chief Ken Brucki says there were at least six heroin overdose deaths in Orland Park last year, among about 60 heroin overdose ambulance calls. The antidote Narcan was used to save most of those lives.
Coroner: Heroin Deaths On The Rise In DuPage CountyDuPage County is seeing a spike in heroin deaths, and the man who sees most of those victims is trying to educate people of the drug's evils.
2 Alleged Heroin Dealers Charged With Drug-Induced HomicideAuthorities 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.
Pregnant Mom Charged After Palos Hills Overdose IncidentA pregnant mother has been charged with child endangerment, joining two other people who were charged after one woman died and three people passed out from overdoses in Palos Hills earlier this week.