Illinois Opioid Helpline Has Received 10,000 CallsAn Illinois hotline that supports people addicted to opioids and other substances has received 10,000 calls since it was set up in late 2017.
Opioid Crisis Puts County Coroner Over BudgetHis office has performed a record number of autopsies this year. Some days he's had so many bodies he had to send some to DuPage County for storage.
CBS 2 Investigation Update: Doctor Who Allegedly Overprescribed Opioids Has License SuspendedDr. Syed Akhter was charged with inappropriately prescribing large quantities of highly addictive and abused controlled substances.
National Prescription Drug Take Back DayThe DEA is working with wellness clinics across the country to collect unused prescription opioids.
From Heartache To Action: A Mother's Fight Against Opioid AddictionA suburban mother who lives in Lake Zurich, heartbroken from losing her son to opioid addiction, is taking extraordinary steps to save other lives. 
Doctor Who Dispensed Drugs For Sex Sentenced To PrisonThe doctor admitted he had illegally prescribed oxycodone and Xanax to a patient whom he knew would sell the pills on the black market and then shared the profits with him.
Illinois Awarded $43.5 Million To Fight Opioid AbuseThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the Illinois portion is part of more than $1 billion the agency distributed to all states as part of its five-point opioid strategy.
Opioid Maker To Pay For Overdose-Antidote DevelopmentLast week, the number of lawsuits against the industry being overseen by a federal judge topped 1,000.
Mom's Prenatal Opioids May Stunt Kids' Learning, Study SaysLearning disabilities and other special education needs are common in children born with opioid-related symptoms from their mother's drug use while pregnant, according to the first big U.S. study to examine potential long-term problems in these infants.
Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill Allows Cannabis As Opioid AlternativeIllinois Governor Bruce Rauner Tuesday signed a bill allowing medical marijuana to be prescribed as an alternative for opioid prescriptions. 
CDC: Opioid Addiction Among Pregnant Women SkyrocketsA new report from the CDC has revealed a troubling surge in opioid use among pregnant women.