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Lt. governor in Carbondale, studying state's opioid crisis

  • Illinois Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti, left, talks with Gateway Foundation outreach coordinator Michelle Bertinetti.

    Illinois Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti, left, talks with Gateway Foundation outreach coordinator Michelle Bertinetti.
    Geoffrey Ritter/Carbondale Times

 
Carbondale Times staff report
updated: 1/10/2018 10:55 PM

Illinois Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti was in Carbondale recently to learn about the city's Gateway Foundation and take a tour of the Gateway drug treatment center.

Following the tour, Sanguinetti met with local medical and law enforcement officials to discuss the issue of opioid abuse. Sanguinetti, who co-chairs the governor's Opioid Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force, has been touring the state to discuss the issue with various stakeholders.

 
 
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