Drug Overdose McLean Co. Overdose Program Struggles To Overcome Addicts’ Shame By Eric Stock • Jan 31, 2020 Eric Stock / WGLT Managers of an overdose recovery program in McLean County say they are making a difference, despite challenges in getting addicts to participate. McLean County Sees Slight Drop In Overdose Deaths By Eric Stock • Jan 2, 2020 Toby Talbot / AP McLean County saw a slight drop in overdose deaths last year, but the coroner said the spread of powerful narcotics remains a problem. McLean County Overdose Deaths Drop After 2017 Surge By Eric Stock • Jan 2, 2019 Mark Lennihan / AP Drug overdose deaths dropped in McLean County in 2018 after a dramatic rise the year before. Bloomington Family Aims To 'Start Conversation' After Overdose Death By Eric Stock • Aug 31, 2018 Eric Stock / WGLT McLean County health officials and law enforcement marked International Overdose Awareness Day on Friday with the planting of 40 memorials outside the Law and Justice Center. Police, Health Officials React To New Opioid Bills By Eric Stock • Aug 29, 2018 Rick Bowmer / AP Medical professionals in Illinois now have to undergo training on how to safely prescribe opioids. Bloomington Mom Shares Heroin Heartache To Help Others By Colleen Reynolds • Jan 10, 2018 Photo courtesy of Rickielee Benecke Rickielee Benecke tried to make the most out of her Christmas holiday by spending one-on-one time with each of her four grandchildren. It was the only way she could get through what would be an excruciatingly gut-wrenching holiday.