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Health department issues warning about increase in suspected overdose deaths in McHenry County

Authorities are warning the public and offering safety tips after recently identifying an increase in suspected overdose deaths in McHenry County. The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) said Tuesday there has been an increase in deaths, suspected from overdoses, in the county. The department did not provide specific numbers or say what date the […]

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‘Significant increase’: Over dozen overdose deaths reported in McHenry County in past 2 months, officials warn

Health officials have issued a warning after 16 people have died from suspected overdoses in the past two months in McHenry County, which is a significant increase from prior months. The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) announced the increase in suspected overdose deaths on Friday. McHenry County Department of Health Community Information Coordinator Nick […]

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Health department warns residents about increase in suspected overdose deaths in McHenry County

Authorities are warning the public and offering safety tips after seeing an increase in suspected overdose deaths recently reported in McHenry County. The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) said Friday there has been an increase in deaths, suspected from overdoses, in the county. The department did not provide specific numbers or say what date […]

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Health officials sound alarm again as ‘noticeable rise’ in opioid overdoses hit McHenry County

Health officials are again warning the public after seeing a “noticeable rise” in opioid overdoses in McHenry County, saying fentanyl is a major factor in them. The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) said last week the rise was in non-fatal overdoses. The department said they continue to see fentanyl present in all types of […]

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Officials warn of significant increase in suspected overdose deaths in McHenry County in recent weeks

Authorities are warning the public after a “significant increase” in suspected overdose deaths was reported over the past month in McHenry County. The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) said Friday the deaths occurred over a four-week period between May 12 and June 9. The McHenry County Coroner’s Office data showed there were two and […]

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McHenry County officials collect, deliver 5,000 pounds of donations to local veterans and families

McHenry County officials say they collected more than 5,000 pounds of donations through “Operation Dropbox” last month to assist local veterans and their families. The McHenry County Department of Health and participating partners collected the supplies throughout all of May. 28 drop boxes were placed at participating locations throughout McHenry County. 5,466 pounds, well over […]