Lawmakers Meeting in Rockford to Address Heroin Epidemic

Lawmakers are pushing for more legislation to combat what some are calling a growing epidemic.

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ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Lawmakers are pushing for more legislation to combat what some are calling a growing epidemic.

On Monday an Illinois House Bipartisan Task Force is meeting in Rockford to find ways to strengthen and create laws aimed at preventing the use of heroin.

This comes about six months after the first heroin summit designed to bring attention to the growing problem.

At Monday’s meeting lawmakers will hear from law enforcement about what needs to be done to prevent people from getting hooked on the drug.

The meeting is at Rock Valley College at the Woodward Technology Center. It goest from 9am until noon. The public is welcome to attend.


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