Emotional Vigil Held For Drug Overdose Victims In Chicago HeightsParents and other loved ones held an emotional vigil in Chicago Heights on Saturday to remember those lost to overdoses.
Multiple Overdoses Connected To Man Handing Out Free HeroinIt's an offer some couldn't pass up: free heroin. A bad batch is being passed out on Chicago's South Side, but minutes later people were dropping to the ground, overdosing.
Five Teens Hospitalized After Xanax Overdoses At Libby Elementary SchoolFive students at Libby Elementary School were taken to the hospital on Thursday, after possibly overdosing on Xanax.
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.
Loved Ones Rally, Call On Justice System To Punish Drug DealersFamily and friends of people killed by drugs gathered for a rally in Millennium Park.
At Least 5 Students Hospitalized After Eating Laced Brownies At Clemente H.S.Police said no one was in custody Friday afternoon. Area Central detectives were investigating.
Officials Compare Heroin Epidemic To Ebola OutbreakLocal officials would like people to start being as concerned about the heroin epidemic as they were when Ebola was a global health concern.
Trailer Mimics Teen's Bedroom To Teach How To Spot Signs Of Drug UseThe effort to reduce the number of heroin overdose deaths has a new weapon: a traveling exhibit urging parents to search children’s bedrooms
Illinois Saw More Than 1,400 Opioid Deaths In 2015Those fighting the opioid problem shared stories and concerns at a meeting at the Gateway Foundation drug treatment center on the West Side.
Lake County Deputies Respond To 4th Overdose In 10 DaysIn the past ten days, Lake County deputies have responded to four overdoses with one resulting in death.
Fifteen Arrested Following Series Of Laced-Heroin Overdoses
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.
DuPage Narcan Program Saves Another Life From Heroin ODFirst, a DuPage County Sheriff's Deputy administered Narcan to a 32-year old woman having a heroin overdose Saturday near Villa Park. Then, Wednesday night, two Hanover Park police officers saved the life of a 29-year old man.
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.
4 Pass Out From Overdoses In Palos Hills; 1 DiesTwo people have been charged with child endangerment, after police found two small children in a Palos Hills apartment where four people had passed out, apparently from drug overdoses.