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Illinois Announces Opioid Settlement Money, Lake County’s Share

CHICAGO (AP)  Illinois’ attorney general says the state is expected to receive $760 million as part of a settlement with pharmaceutical distributors sued for their role in the opioid crisis. Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s office released a statement saying the state’s share of a $26 billion settlement agreement is the result of three years of talks. The majority of the state’s award will be used for programs around Illinois aimed at prevention and recovery from opioid addiction. Raoul’s office said nearly all Illinois counties have signed onto the agreement, along with 104 municipalities. Lake County is expected to receive right around 8-million-dollars

Associated Press (2-28-22)

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