The prosecution of drug-induced homicide in McHenry County may be making a difference.
The following appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times Sunday:
Prosecutors in the collar counties charge far more people with drug deaths than in Cook County.
In McHenry County, officials have said their efforts might be making a difference.
The number of drug-related deaths in that county declined in 2018 and 2019, which they think might be in part because of aggressive prosecution of dealers under the state’s decades-old drug-induced homicide law.
The article indicates that Chicago Police are willing, to the extent resources allow, follow the suburban example: