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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 […]

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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 […]

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‘Multiple overdose deaths’: Sheriff’s office warns public after spike in laced drug deaths in McHenry County

Authorities are warning the public after a “significant number” of overdose deaths in McHenry County last week following reports of counterfeit prescription medication laced with fentanyl. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force has seen an increase in counterfeit prescription medications containing fentanyl, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office. The sheriff’s office […]