“Attempts by Democrat lawmakers to decriminalize deadly drugs like fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine are outrageous. Statistics don’t lie. These drugs are killing our children. Drug-induced deaths are on the rise, but rather than strengthening penalties, majority party Democrats want to provide a mere slap on the wrist. We will never win the war on drugs if we soften our laws and let kids know it’s OK to possess and use deadly substances. Kudos to the McHenry County Board for passing a resolution opposing any effort to decriminalize these drugs.”

—State Senator Craig Wilcox (R-McHenry)