DuPage County officials will partner with area organizations and the U.S. Department of Justice for an event aimed at drawing attention to Chicagoland’s ongoing heroin and opioid crisis.
The DuPage County Coroner’s Office and State’s Attorney’s Office announced last week that a heroin and opioid crisis panel discussion is scheduled for Sept. 21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the DuPage County Administration Building, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton. Zachary Fardon, U.S. attorney in the Northern Illinois District, will moderate the discussion.
“This subject is vitally important to the citizens of Northern Illinois,” DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen said. “We welcome all those interested to attend this discussion and learn more about this epidemic, which is destroying too many lives.”
In addition to Fardon and Jorgensen, panel participants include: Robert Berlin, DuPage County state’s attorney; Chelsea Laliberte, executive director of Live4Lali; Dennis Wichern, DEA special agent in charge; Larry Lapp, FBI assistant special agent in charge; and the Lybert Family, of the nonprofit Your Choice to Live.