heroin http://peoriapublicradio.org en Panel discussing heroin prevention program for schools http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/panel-discussing-heroin-prevention-program-schools <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Illinois schools might be asked to teach students about the dangers of heroin use. It would be part of a series of recommendations being discussed by a special task force.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:06:15 +0000 Mike Moen 24840 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Panel discussing heroin prevention program for schools Area law enforcement target local drug trafficking organization http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/area-law-enforcement-target-local-drug-trafficking-organization <div>Area law enforcement seized nearly 40 grams of heroin, handguns and cash in a sting that led to the arrest of seven local area people. Peoria Police, the Multi-County Enforcement Group and the Drug Enforcement Administration targeted the so-called McKnight Drug Trafficking Organization for distributing hundreds of grams of heroin throughout the city.</div><div> Fri, 30 May 2014 19:05:19 +0000 Denise Molina 24158 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Area law enforcement target local drug trafficking organization State officials consider new heroin laws http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-officials-consider-new-heroin-laws <div>Heroin use has surged in Illinois, especially in the collar counties around Chicago. State officials are considering whether new laws are needed to stop the spread of heroin and treat addiction more effectively.&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 21:01:22 +0000 Hannah Meisel 23562 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State officials consider new heroin laws 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