A new task force is coming together to address the statewide scourge of scrap metal theft.  The Recyclable Metal Task Force unites legislators, law enforcement officials and business leaders in order to combat the theft of recyclable metals, which has become a problem in the Metro East and across the state.

Illinois State Representative Jay Hoffman (D-Swansea) has been named co-chair of the task force.

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The task force has met for the first time, and will continue to meet throughout the year in order to make policy recommendations addressing this growing problem. 


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