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‘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 […]

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Prosecutors say woman gave man fentanyl-laced heroin instead of cocaine, causing his overdose death in Marengo

Prosecutors say a woman gave fentanyl-laced drugs to a 39-year-old man, who thought he was getting cocaine, causing his overdose death in Marengo. The Marengo Police Department and Marengo Fire and Rescue Districts were called around 12:40 a.m. on July 16 to the 900 block of Beaver Pond Drive in Marengo. Marengo Police Department Sgt. […]

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Video released shows officers reviving man who overdosed after 3 teenagers overdosed in Antioch this past weekend

Editor’s Note: The above video could be considered shocking or disturbing to the viewer. Viewer discretion is advised. Police are warning the public after three teenagers overdosed in Antioch this past weekend. Authorities also released a bodycam video showing officers reviving a man who overdosed. The Antioch Police Department said that in light of last […]

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Corrections officers save inmate who overdosed, collapsed at Lake County Jail

Three correctional officers are being hailed for saving an inmate who suffered a drug overdose and became unresponsive at the Lake County Jail, the sheriff’s office said. Lake County Correctional Officers David Juarez and Daniel Pennington were conducting rounds in the Community-Based Correctional Center Wednesday evening. Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Lt. Christopher Covelli said the […]