IL State Rep. Brings Heroin Task Force to Rockford

Every year drug overdoses continue to be a problem in the Stateline and now one local Illinois State Representative is working towards a solution.

ROCKFORD- The Young Adults Heroin Use Task Force was created last year by the Illinois General Assembly.

68th District Illinois State Representative John Cabello brought the group to Rockford to hear local testimony. The task force was created to address the growing problem of heroin use in high schools and neighborhoods. Winnebago County had 124 fatal overdoses last year and that number continues to rise.

This task force will use the testimony to construct a statewide report in hopes of creating a roadmap to stopping abuse.

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