SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Continuing her efforts to fight against the ongoing opioid crisis, state Rep. Mary Edly-Allen, D-Libertyville, met with local police chiefs to brainstorm ways she can help protect the community and keep families in the 51st district safe.
“Our community, just as many other communities in the nation, has been plagued by the opioid crisis and prescription drug abuse,” said Edly-Allen. “It is our responsibility as public officials to work together to do everything we possibly can to protect our families and make sure those who are in need, receive the proper care.”
Edly-Allen met with Lake Zurich Police Chief Steve Husak and Vernon Hills Police Chief Pat Kreis on their recent visit to the State Capitol to discuss ways to protect residents against prescription drug abuse. One step Edly-Allen took earlier this year was introducing legislation to reduce the amount of unused prescription drugs in the community by requiring pharmacies offer free disposal kiosks for unused medications.
“We really appreciate how supportive Representative Edly-Allen has been for local law enforcement,” said Lake Zurich Police Chief Steve Husak. “She is always up-front with us and if we ever need anything she is more than willing to help us provide great service to the community.”