Drug abuse is something state lawmakers are trying to control.
Latest: 5:01 pm, 10/7/14, Tuesday CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The problem of heroin is so big, police officers might start carrying a drug to save lives of people overdosing.
ILLINOIS -- A new law will help fight the growing problem of heroin addiction.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Police are investigating a big problem: a rash of drug overdoses.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A Schaumburg man will spend the next 15 years in prison.
EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- An Altamont man was convicted of giving a woman the drug which killed her.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Experts say we are in the middle of a heroin epidemic which will only get worse before it gets better. One woman hopes her story will inspire others to stop using.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Heroin. It's put Illinois into a state of emergency.
SPRINGFIELD --There are more reasons why the heroin epidemic is getting worse.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers are stepping up their efforts to crackdown on heroin.
Update: 12:11 pm, 4/7/14, Monday EFFINGHAM -- Charges have been upgraded for at least one suspect in the death of an area woman.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state is facing a heroin epidemic.
Update: 4:14 pm, 2/18/14, Tuesday COLES COUNTY -- An area many says he's not guilty after police say he was involved with a drug-related death.
Update: 10:05 pm, 2/14/14, Friday ILLINOIS -- Heroin abuse is becoming a bigger problem in the state, so lawmakers are looking for solutions.
SPRINGFIELD -- Police arrested brothers for drugs and weapons.
NATIONAL -- Doctors and law enforcement officials are warning about a cheap heroin knock-off that's surfaced in the state.
URBANA -- A Champaign couple will be arraigned Friday for unlawful possession of methamphetamine.
DECATUR-- The Macon County Coroner says a woman found dead in a portable toilet last month died from a drug overdose.
LOGAN COUNTY -- Nineteen people are accused of selling heroin and cocaine.
SANGAMON COUNTY -- A man is arrested after police find drugs and cash in his home.
MACON COUNTY -- Authorities are working to reassign 15 court cases.
SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois State Crime Commission is calling on Attorney General Lisa Madigan to create an anti-heroin task force.
JACKSONVILLE -- A man faces federal charges after a record-setting drug bust.
CHAMPAIGN -- Four men face class 1 felony charges of intent to sell for allegedly distributing heroin out of a home.