Law enforcement officials and drug-policy experts have differing takes on whether Illinois should legalize general use of marijuana. 

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has reached a $4.5 million settlement with an Arizona-based pharmaceutical company that her office sued for deceptive marketing of an opioid drug meant for cancer patients.

New Group Aims To Tackle Regional Heroin Use

Dec 7, 2015

Regional law enforcement, community and medical groups are joining forces to tackle the area’s heroin problem.  The Mayor’s Community Coalition Against Heroin will form a multi-agency law enforcement task force to arrest dealers, and include a new team to investigate overdose deaths.  Peoria County Sheriff Mike McCoy says the program will mirror techniques used in the anti-violence ‘Don’t Shoot’ program:

IL lawmaker wants to tie welfare to drug testing

Jan 24, 2014

Though federal welfare rules allow for drug testing, only a handful of states have actually made it a prerequisite for assistance.