- Associated Press - Monday, April 17, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) - Town hall meetings to discuss opioid abuse are scheduled in the Chicago area.

The West Side Heroin Task Force will have a town hall meeting to examine what officials say is an opioid crisis. The meeting will be held Tuesday afternoon at Malcolm X College .

There will be presentations from the Illinois Department of Public Health and Chicago Department of Public Health . Others will discuss drug abuse and child custody, overdose prevention and information about overdose-reversal medication.

The 2017 HERO-HELPS Southwest Coalition Community Summit will be held Friday at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center in Romeoville.

There will be a panel discussion about the Illinois Prescription Opioid Overdose Prevention Grant and prevention methods underway by Will, DuPage, Lake and Cook counties.

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