TINLEY PARK, Ill. (CBS) — Families who have lost loved ones to drugs are pushing for police and prosecutors to put the dealers behind bars.
About a dozen families showed up at a rally on Sunday. They held signs outside the Tinley Park train station to call attention to 37 people who died of drug overdoses in Tinley Park.
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The families are calling on Cook County prosecutors to enforce the state’s drug-indued homicide law.
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“You know, we’re losing more and more lives to this epidemic, and we want answers. We want these drug dealers held accountable,” said Terry Almanza, whose daughter died of a drug overdose. “None of this is going to bring our kids back but we hope that we save someone else’s life.”
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The group chose to hold the rally on International Bereaved Mothers’ Day – a date set aside to honor mothers who have tragically lost a child.