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Jail staff, officers save life of overdosing woman

WAUKEGAN – Lake County Sheriff’s corrections officers and medical staff saved the life of a woman suffering an opioid overdose March 26 in the intake area of the Lake County Jail, according to a news release.

About 3:55 p.m., staff was booking a 30-year-old woman into the jail who had just been remanded on drug charges. During routine booking procedures, she became unconscious and stopped responding to officers and medical staff, the release stated.

It was quickly determined the woman probably was suffering an opioid overdose and needed immediate medical attention. Medical staff administered two doses of Naloxone, which caused her to regain normal breathing and eventually regain consciousness.

The woman admitted to using heroin, police said. She was taken to Vista East Medical Center by Waukegan Fire/Rescue for evaluation.

Volo Bog State Natural Area
the site for April 14 bird walk

The McHenry County Conservation District will host bird walks at Volo Bog State Natural Area.

The next walks are planned for 8 a.m. April 14 and 29 and May 6 at Volo Bog, 28478 W. Brandenburg Road, Ingleside.

The walk is about 3 miles and takes from two to more than three hours with weather and luck in birding.

Adults and children ages 6 and older are welcome to attend. Meet in the main parking lot.

Bring binoculars and field guides or borrow from McHenry County Audubon members.

Group size is limited. Walk-ins are welcome if space allows, but the walk may be canceled if minimum registration is not met 24 hours before the scheduled walk.

Registration is requested at 815-344-1294 or email

Military Speakers Bureau
special event set April 12

The Veterans of Lake Barrington Shores invite Lake Barrington and Barrington area residents to its Military Speakers Bureau special event at 7 p.m. April 12 at the Lodge at the Shores, 64 Old Barn Road, Lake Barrington.

The guest speakers will be Sheriff Mark Curran and Chief Jonathan E. Petrillo, who will discuss the Lake County Sheriff’s Ambassadors Program and Lake County veterans programs.

Coffee and cake will be served.

For information on the event, call 847-382-1660.

– Lake County Journal

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