Posted inLocal News

‘Law enforcement can no longer stand idle’: Antioch police partner with organization to address opioid epidemic

The Antioch Police Department announced they are partnering with a non-profit organization to deal with the nationwide opioid epidemic on a local level, which they said is a first for law enforcement in Lake County. Antioch Police Chief Geoff Guttschow announced the partnership earlier this week between the Antioch Police Department and Nicasa Behavior Health […]

Posted inState News

Illinois legislators and advocates push for resources to address fentanyl overdoses

(The Center Square) – State lawmakers and advocates are pushing for more awareness and resources, along with harsher penalties for drug dealers, to address the dangers of fentanyl. Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent. The precursors for the drug have origins in […]

Posted inLocal News

Lake, McHenry counties see spike in overdose deaths, offer free Narcan to residents

Officials in Lake and McHenry counties both have issued warnings about a recent spike in overdose deaths. In McHenry County, the increase was “significant.” The McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition issued an alert Friday morning after they were notified of multiple overdose deaths that occurred between May 23 and June 5. “The number of deaths […]