heroin http://peoriapublicradio.org en State forms taskforce to tackle heroin http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-forms-taskforce-tackle-heroin <div>Illinois lawmakers are forming a task force to study what they say is an "epidemic" heroin problem. &nbsp;DuPage County -- among the wealthiest in Illinois -- &nbsp;last year had a record 46 deaths related to the drug. &nbsp;But state Representative Dennis Reboletti, a Republican from Elmhurst, warns that "task forces" often have a hard time staying on task.</div><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:11:52 +0000 Brian Mackey 19157 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State forms taskforce to tackle heroin Peoria police warn of illegal drug use http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-police-warn-illegal-drug-use <p>The Peoria Police Department is warning the public of the dangers of using illegal drugs. &nbsp;They say the city has seen three deaths and two hospitalizations this week that might be heroin or drug-related. &nbsp;Police say they’re not condoning the use of illegal drugs. &nbsp;Police say people need to warn loved ones of the potential dangers of using illegal substances.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 23:16:29 +0000 Alex Rusciano 3576 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria police warn of illegal drug use Pekin man faces federal charges for alleged heroin dealing http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/pekin-man-faces-federal-charges-alleged-heroin-dealing <p></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 23:13:43 +0000 Alex Rusciano 1822 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Pekin man faces federal charges for alleged heroin dealing