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Best of: The politics of opioid overdoses and fentanyl

Left: Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago), right: Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Harrisburg)

Left: Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago), right: Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Harrisburg) Kelly Cassidy, Capitol News Illinois

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All this week, we're talking about the fentanyl crisis... what's made it what it is, how people are dealing with addiction, and what solutions there might be. But today we're turning over our entire program to the politics of fentanyl. In Illinois, Democratic and Republican lawmakers are working together on the epidemic.

Caitlin Owens

Senior Policy Reporter, Axios

Rep. Kelly Cassidy
(D) Illinois House District 14

Rep. Patrick Windhorst 
(R) Illinois House District 117

A version of this conversation originally aired on January 10, 2024.