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2016 Hero Helps Southwest Coalition Community Summit to discuss developments in deadly heroin epidemic

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     The need for an effective overall strategy to combat the heroin epidemic is more important than ever as the number of overdose deaths in Will County and across the nation continues to rise.

     With the 2016 HERO-HELPS-Southwest Coalition Community Summit scheduled for the end of April, the Will County Coroner’s Office reports troubling statistics and alarming new developments in the heroin crisis.   

HERO-HELPS-Southwest Coalition summit on heroin epidemic to address drug-prescribing practices, access to addiction treatment

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The 2016 HERO-HELPS-Southwest Coalition Community Summit will provide important information about the implementation of Illinois’ groundbreaking Heroin Crisis Act that includes provisions to address the overuse of prescription painkillers.

A century of living

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Gertrude Hoover, a resident of Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County in Joliet, was feted by family and friends for her 100th birthday on March 26 at Sunny Hill. 

State Representative Lou Lang to outline the new Heroin Crisis Act

2016 HERO-HELPS-Southwest Coalition Community Summit

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     The 2016 HERO-HELPS-Southwest Coalition Community Summit slated for April 29 at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center in Romeoville, will include State Representative Lou Lang (D-16) who will present a specific outline of the new Heroin Crisis Act. Lang was the chief sponsor of House Bill 001 which ultimately became this new law. 

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