Union County Prosecutor Suing Five Opioid Makers 

(Jonesboro, IL)  —  The Union County States’ Attorney’s office is the latest to take opioid makers to court. Prosecutors in Jonesboro, in far southern Illinois, this week filed the suit against five drug makers. States’ Attorney Tyler Edmonds said the drug companies have some responsibility for the wave of drug cases that he and other prosecutors have seen over the past few years. Edmonds says “the vast majority’ of criminal cases in his county have a tie to drugs.