Suburban communities continue to struggle with increasing rates of heroin use among teens. Most officials are calling it an epidemic, and pointing to the role of the so-called “heroin highway”, the stretch of I-290 that brings suburban drug users and addicts into the city to buy the drug. Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim is one of the leading voices calling for change and attention to the issue. His office organized a panel Wednesday to address the issue. State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim discusses the effects of heroin on the community.