Illinois lawmakers to form heroin task force

February 18, 2014 6:13:30 PM PST
The growing epidemic of heroin use is bringing action from Illinois lawmakers.

State Rep. Lou Lang says he has been appointed by House Speaker Michael Madigan to lead a task force on heroin abuse.

The task force will hold public hearings in Chicago and suburbs.

DuPage County alone reported a record 46 heroin-related deaths last year.