Task force charged with identifying cause of heroin epidemic

By Alex Davis | adavis@wcia.com

Published 04/15 2014 04:00PM

Updated 04/15 2014 05:16PM

ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers are stepping up their efforts to crackdown on heroin. It's become a serious problem. The State Heroin Task Force held the first of many hearings in Chicago earlier Tuesday. It comes after the House declared a "heroin state of emergency." The panel hopes the hearings will help identify the main cause of the epidemic.

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