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    • Heroin deaths nearly triple since 2010 - WLS-TV March 4, 2015
      WLS-TVHeroin deaths nearly triple since 2010WLS-TVThe bill's sponsors say heroin use is at epidemic proportions. "Heroin is now far more potent," says Rep. Lou Lang from Skokie. "You can get high for $5." Tim Ryan helped organize an anti-heroin forum next Tuesday in Kane County where families will ...
    • Legislation fights Illinois' heroin problem - Quad City Times March 2, 2015
      CBS LocalLegislation fights Illinois' heroin problemQuad City TimesAt a news conference at the Statehouse, state Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, said heroin is a real problem throughout the state. Although measures to combat its spread have been made in counties and in other states, Lang thinks the legislation could serve as ...Illinois lawmakers propose measu […]
    • Illinois bill to address rise of heroin use - Beloit Daily News March 4, 2015
      Illinois bill to address rise of heroin useBeloit Daily NewsThe $25 million bipartisan bill was proposed by House Democratic Assistant Majority Leader Lou Lang and GOP state Rep. John Anthony on Monday. If passed, the bill will allow all fire departments and police agencies to administer Narcan, a drug that ...and more »
    • Researching reefer - Illinois Times March 5, 2015
      Illinois TimesResearching reeferIllinois TimesLou Lang, D-Skokie. A handful of bills have been introduced this legislative session to reduce penalties for possession of cannabis statewide from jail time to a ticket. Some municipalities, including Springfield, Chicago and Gabel's hometown of ...and more »
    • Deadly heroin overdoses set record for Rock Island County - WQAD.com March 3, 2015
      Deadly heroin overdoses set record for Rock Island CountyWQAD.com“It's very clear that there's a direct link over prescribing of prescription pharmaceuticals and heroin addiction and other drug abuse,” said Assistant House Majority Leader Lou Lang, D-Skokie, one of the sponsors of the bill. Lang estimates the bill ...
    • DC community calendar, March 5 to 12, 2015 - Washington Post March 5, 2015
      DC community calendar, March 5 to 12, 2015Washington PostJack Quartet concert Guest composer and pianist Roger Reynolds leads a performance of works by Conlon Nancarrow, Michelle Lou, Robert Ashley and Roger Reynolds. Latecomers not admitted. 6:30 p.m. Church of the Annunciation, West Building ... “The ...
    • Comprehensive Pot Bill Discussed - RiverBender.com March 5, 2015
      Comprehensive Pot Bill DiscussedRiverBender.com... a comprehensive program in one big bill. From Medicaid requirements to restrictions on dispensing painkillers to more thorough reporting rules by hospitals, there is something for almost everybody not to like in the bill, says State Rep. Lou Lang ...and more »
    • Should Illinois Equip Every First Responder with Narcan? - MyStateline.com March 3, 2015
      MyStateline.comShould Illinois Equip Every First Responder with Narcan?MyStateline.comLou Lang (D-Skokie) was one of the legislators who is introducing it. "First it would require first responders, fire departments, police departments to have this product available at all times." And not just that, the life saving drug could be ...Our View: Heroin […]
    • Prescription-Reform Bill Aims At Heroin Problem - WNIJ and WNIU March 3, 2015
      WNIJ and WNIUPrescription-Reform Bill Aims At Heroin ProblemWNIJ and WNIUThe bill, sponsored by House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang, D-Skokie, would appropriate $25 million for the Department of Human Services to provide opioid addiction services and preventative education, distribution of and programming for opioid ...Comprehensive, Controversial Heroin L […]
    • Bill could fight rise in heroin use - Bloomington Pantagraph March 3, 2015
      Bloomington PantagraphBill could fight rise in heroin useBloomington PantagraphHouse Democratic Assistant Majority Leader Lou Lang of Skokie and GOP State Rep. John Anthony of Morris announced bipartisan legislation Monday that would spend $25 million to combat an epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse, although ...
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House Begins Blagojevich Impeachment Process, Lou Lang Appointed a Chief Questioner

(Springfield, IL) — There are 12 House Democrats and 9 Republicans on the impeachment committee to  investigate allegations of misfeasance, nonfeasance, and other misconduct against Governor Rod  Blagojevich.

House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) has House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie (D-Chicago) as Committee Chair. Currie said that the panel’s investigation will include allegations contained in the complaint filed by federal investigators as well as other issues.

Assistant House Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie) has been appointed one of the chief questioners.

Here are the other committee members:

Rep. Edward Acevedo (D-Chicago)
Rep. Monique Davis (D-Chicago)
Rep. Mary Flowers (D-Chicago)
Rep. Jack Franks (D-Woodstock)
Rep. John Fritchey (D-Chicago)
Rep. Julie Hamos (D-Evanston)
Rep. Gary Hannig (D- Litchfield)
Rep. Connie Howard (D-Chicago)
Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie)
Rep. Frank Mautino (D- Spring Valley)
Rep. Arthur Turner (D-Chicago)
Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs)
Rep. Suzie Bassi (R-Palatine)
Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale)
Rep. Bill Black (R-Danville)
Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro)
Rep. Roger Eddy (R-Hutsonville)
Rep. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet)
Rep. Jim Sacia (R-Pecatonica)
Rep. Jil Tracy (R-Mt.Sterling)

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