Sex and drugs made their way onto the agenda of a recent Libertyville village board agenda. During that meeting, trustees voted unanimously to approve an ordinance targeted at adult-oriented businesses and a resolution aimed at the possible legalization of medical marijuana dispensaries.Although neither type of business currently exists in Libertyville — with the exception of a lingerie store on Milwaukee Avenue — local leaders said the steps taken Tuesday prepare the village for if and […]
This is a great presentation that our friends and partners at Speak Up! presented at the most recent task force meeting.
A bill to legalize marijuana use for medical purposes never made it out of a legislative committee for a vote in the 97th General Assembly’s lame duck sessions. But that doesn’t mean the issue is dead. There’s talk it could gain new life in some form in the new 98th. Rather than watching and waiting to see what might happen, several suburban communities have begun studying the possible legislation and what controls it would afford […]
Americans are all-too familiar with the terrible consequences of drunk driving. We also are becoming increasingly aware of the dangers of driving with distractions such as text messaging or talking on a cell phone. Working with the Department of Transportation (DOT) and other Federal agencies, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is taking steps to highlight the growing problem of drugged driving. Overview The National Drug Control Strategy includes a goal of reducing […]
Marijuana and other illicit drugs are addictive and unsafe especially for use by young people. As officials with the National Institute on Drug Abuse state, drug addiction is a progressive disease and the earlier one starts, the more likely are the chances of developing a substance use disorder. Marijuana contains chemicals that can change how the brain works. And the science, though still evolving in terms of long-term consequences of marijuana use, is clear: marijuana […]
Nearly 20,000 middle and high school students participated in the 2012 Illinois Youth Survey (IYS) – a state wide survey with questions about drugs, nutrition and their community. 54% of Lake County municipalities were represented by 68% of the county’s middle schools and 71% of the county’s high schools. The increase in the participation rate was in large part due to the work of the Lake County Underage Drinking Prevention Task Force, the Lake County […]
We recently attended an excellent informative program put on by the Robert Crown Center on Heroin in the local communities. The event was sponsored by Congressman Dold, School Districts 125, 128, 214, and the Lake County Regional Office of Education. Some Heroin facts attendees learned about were: More than one third of the research sample began using heroin while they were in high school; those who used in high school were from all socioeconomic groups. […]