'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.
At Least 20 Overdoses Reported On West Side, 3 Victims Dead; Person Seen Distributing Drugs From CarThe Chicago Fire Department said those being treated for overdoses at Homan and Chicago were taken to several hospitals including Norwegian, St. Mary and West Suburban.
Training To Help People Spot, Respond To Opioid OverdosesThe Lisle-Woodridge Fire District and the DuPage Narcan Program have scheduled the training session for Saturday.
Illinois Agencies Getting Thousands Of Doses Of Narcan"The greater and more expanded use of naloxone is a key focus of our efforts."
Suburban Police Departments To Be Trained, Equipped With NarcanPolice from 30 suburban departments in Cook County are going to soon be trained and equipped with Narcan to try to save the lives of people overdosing on opioids.
Narcan: The Overdose Antidote Drawing Some BacklashNumbers provided by the state show Naloxone, also known as Narcan, use by emergency responders has increased 250 percent.
State Police Save Heroin Overdose Victim At Thompson Center With NarcanThree officers helped save the life of a woman who overdosed on heroin on Thursday in a restroom at the Thompson Center, said Illinois State Police.
DuPage County Sees Rise In Opioid-Related Deaths And Narcan Saves In 2016The DuPage Narcan Program released its annual report revealing an increase in opioid-related deaths and narcan saves.
Driver Overdosing On Heroin Causes Car Accident, Cops Revive HimIt's the latest example of someone saved by the opioid remedy Narcan, WBBM’s Rob Hart reports.
Heroin Overdoses Spike In Lake CountySix people have died in the past week in Lake County from heroin overdoses.
Walgreens To Begin Selling Heroin Antidote Without PrescriptionWalgreens has announced it will now be offering the heroin antidote Naloxone over the counter without a prescription, a move law enforcement officials say will save lives.
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.
2 Investigators: Why Aren't More Cops Carrying Naloxone?Every three days someone living in the suburbs dies from heroin. A medication that can reverse an overdose from heroin, and other opioids, is being carried by some first responders but not others.
Illinois Lawmakers To Propose Measure To Battle Heroin AbuseTwo Illinois lawmakers plan to propose bipartisan legislation Monday to combat growing heroin and prescription drug abuse, though they acknowledge it may be tough to pass in a difficult budget year.
Kirk, Officials Call For More First Responders To Carry Narcan Senator Mark Kirk is pushing the suburbs to join his fight with the federal government to approve Narcan, a nasal form of naxolone--which is used to treat opiate overdoses.