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.
Man In Courthouse Bathroom Overdose Video Shares Story On Opioid PodcastThe growing opioid crisis has prompted Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart to make a podcast to spread awareness of the dangers of abusing the drug. 
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.
Prosecutors: Veterinarian Performed Surgery To Turn Puppies Into Drug MulesFederal prosecutors say a Colombian veterinarian surgically implanted packets of liquid heroin into puppies' abdomens before sending the dogs to the United States.
DuPage Coroner: Number Of Opioid Deaths 'Startling'In 2015, DuPage County had seven deaths connected to opioids. Last year, there were 32.
Three Face Drug Charges After Two OD In DeKalb JailSheriff’s investigators and Rockford police determined that Anthony M. Murphy was the original source of the heroin, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Statewide Poll Reveals New Statistics On Illinois' Opioid EpidemicThe National Safety Council released Thursday findings of a statewide poll on the opioid epidemic in Illinois.
Drug Overdoses Down In Some Counties, While Others Continue To SpikeDeaths due to heroin and other opioid-related drug overdoses in the Chicago area continue to spike but in a couple of counties, there’s been a slight dip and in another county a big increase.