Illinois receives $16M federal grant to fight opioid abuse

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is receiving a $16 million federal grant to fight opioid abuse. Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration announced the grant Friday. The Illinois Department of Human Services will administer it to fight a scourge that claimed 2,000 lives in Illinois last year. It’s the second consecutive year Illinois has received funding from the 21st Century Cures Act .