Heroin abuse topic of Western Springs town hall meeting

WESTERN SPRINGS – Local parents and students are invited to attend a free town hall meeting to learn about the response of local law enforcement agencies to stem the rise of heroin abuse among suburban teens and young adults in a panel discussion entitled “Heroin: The Suburban Secret”. The event is sponsored by State Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) in partnership with the Western Springs Police Department. 

The town hall meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, at Lyons Township High School’s South Campus, Performing Arts Center, located at 4900 South Willow Springs Road in Western Springs.

The panel discussion will feature the following law enforcement leaders:

Dennis Wichern, DEA, Special Agent in Charge, Chicago Division
Brian Sexton, Chief, Narcotics Prosecution Bureau, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
Mark Piccoli, Director of DuPage Metropolitan Enforcement Group (DuMEG)
Sergeant Dan Albrecht, Western Springs Police Department

Local residents will also be able to ask questions of the panelists and make their voice heard.

 “We are bringing together the finest local law enforcement leaders fighting the rise of heroin abuse among teens and young adults to help make parents and families aware of what’s taking place in our communities,” Rep. Bellock said. “By educating each other about this public health threat, together we can do a better job of saving lives and preventing future tragedies that have devastated too many suburban families already.”

Heroin: The Suburban Secret
Wednesday, September 14
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Lyons Township High School, South Campus – Performing Arts Center (PAC)
4900 South Willow Springs Road
Western Springs, IL 60558

For questions or more information, please contact Rep. Bellock's office at (630) 852-8633.

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