heroin http://wuis.org en Pike County Gets A New Prosecutor http://wuis.org/post/pike-county-gets-new-prosecutor <p></p><p>Pike County has a new state's attorney to replace the former top prosecutor who accused the county sheriff of misconduct. &nbsp;</p><p>The Quincy Herald-Whig reports&nbsp; that the Pike County Board held a special meeting Thursday night to accept former Pike County State's Attorney Carrie Boyd's resignation. Board members also named Matt Goetten as her replacement to serve through Nov. 30. That's when voters will elect someone to serve the remaining two years of Boyd's term. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:44:33 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse & Associated Press 27163 at http://wuis.org Pike County Gets A New Prosecutor Pike County State's Attorney Abruptly Resigns http://wuis.org/post/pike-county-states-attorney-abruptly-resigns <p>The Pike County State's Attorney abruptly resigned yesterday, prior to a hearing regarding criminal charges against the Pike County Sheriff.</p><p>Media reports say that State's Attorney Carrie Boyd left a voice mail for the Pike County Board Chairman resigning. Boyd reportedly cited family and personal issues.<br /><br />She had filed the charges against Sheriff Paul Petty.&nbsp;&nbsp; Petty is charged with felony misconduct for allegedly ordering a body to be embalmed before a toxicology test could be performed in a 2012 heroin death.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 11:22:26 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 26479 at http://wuis.org Pike County State's Attorney Abruptly Resigns Heroin Task Force To Target Drug's Use Through Legislation http://wuis.org/post/heroin-task-force-target-drugs-use-through-legislation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Heroin use has surged in Illinois, especially in the collar counties around Chicago. State officials are considering whether new laws are needed to stop the spread of heroin and treat addiction more effectively.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state's heroin task force met in Springfield to hear testimony from experts on addiction.</span></p><p>Dr. Daniel Angres, a psychiatrist with suburban-based Presence Health, says heroin use has become more prolific because the stigma has faded.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 19:04:33 +0000 Hannah Meisel 25690 at http://wuis.org Heroin Task Force To Target Drug's Use Through Legislation IT's Bruce Rushton Explores 'Epidemic' Of Heroin Abuse http://wuis.org/post/its-bruce-rushton-explores-epidemic-heroin-abuse <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The number of heroin users and associated overdose deaths seems to have gone up in recent years. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:30:54 +0000 Rachel Otwell 5760 at http://wuis.org IT's Bruce Rushton Explores 'Epidemic' Of Heroin Abuse