CPASA in the News

Recent Awards

2014 Princeton Chamber of Commerce Organization of the Year Award
Thursday, May 1, 2014

At their 2014 Annual meeting, the Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street recognized CPASA with their Organization of the Year Award.

Recent Articles in the News

National Prescription Take-Back Day Deemed a Success
Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

PRINCETON - Residents from all over the county took part in Saturday's National Prescription Take-Back Day. People looking to get rid of unwanted or unused drugs from their medicine cabinets had the chance to drop them off at various collection locations throughout the county. On Monday, Dawn Conerton, director of CPASA (Community Partners Against Substance Abuse), reported 465 pounds of pills were received.

Read More at the Bureau County Republican

Sheriff, CPASA talk about implications, new law, education
Monday, Aug. 11, 2014

PRINCETON - Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation last week to expand the state's fight against heroin use in communities across Illinois. The new law increases the scope of a special task force created last year to study heroin use in Illinois and to make recommendations to increase awareness and prevention.

Read More at the Bureau County Republican

Monday, Apr. 2, 2014

PRINCETON - Community Partners Against Substance Abuse (CPASA) will conduct a Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) class for Sellers and Servers of Alcohol from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on April 10 at the Bureau County Health Department Conference Room, 526 Bureau Valley Parkway, Princeton. Participants will receive four hours of instruction required for certification through the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. Certificates will be issued upon completion of the course.

Read More at the Bureau County Republican

Monday, Oct. 28, 2013

PRINCETON - More than 800 pounds of unwanted and expired medicines were collected and counted during Saturday's National Take Back prescription drug day in Bureau and Putnam counties. On Monday, Community Partners Against Substance Abuse coordinator Dawn Conerton said 806 pounds were collected Saturday at the Princeton, Buda, Wyanet, DePue, and Granville police departments as part of the National Take Back event.

Read More at the Bureau County Republican

Dawn Conerton, the Heart & Soul of CPASA, honored among Illinois Valley's Finest
Monday, Sept. 17, 2013

PRINCETON - Illinois Valley Living Magazine's winners of the inaugural Women of Distinction Award have been selected. Ten women from the Illinois Valley will be honored at a luncheon where participants will enjoy a delicious afternoon meal while hearing the stories of these 10 women who have made a difference in the Illinois Valley.

Read More at the Bureau County Republican

Monday, Sept. 11, 2013

PRINCETON - The Bureau County Board met Tuesday and discussed several reports, one of which dealt with the Community Partners Against Substance Abuse program. Bureau County Board member Loretta Volker said the Bureau/Putnam CPASA program has been turning heads in Springfield due to the tremendous number of volunteers who participate within the organization.

Read More at the News Tribune

Monday, June 14, 2013

PRINCETON - The Community Partners Against Substance Abuse coalition (CPASA) has started a "Draw the Line" campaign to encourage parents and other adults to say no to underage drinking. CPASA coordinator Dawn Conerton said the purpose of the campaign is to remind parents and adults to do their part in preventing underage drinking by talking to teens about the dangers of alcohol, by not providing alcohol to minors and by supervising teen parties.

Read More at the Bureau County Republican

Monday, Oct. 1, 2012

PRINCETON - Community Partners Against Substance Abuse and local law enforcement spent Saturday collecting unused or expired prescription medications from Bureau and Putnam county residents for National Take-Back Day. CPASA previously has sponsored several National Take-Back Day drives in Princeton, but this is the first year they've held drives in other communities.

Read More at the News Tribune

Monday, Aug. 27, 2010

PRINCETON - The Prescription Drug Disposal Program (P2D2) that has been giving La Salle County residents a safe and convenient way to dispose of unneeded medication for more than a year is now spreading to Bureau and Putnam counties. Drop boxes have been set up in locations around the counties where people can anonymously dispose of any medication.

Read More at the News Tribune

Recent Blog Articles

"CPASA Director Dawn Conerton is awesome. She's inspired me and encouraged me to keep on going."
Monday, May 13, 2014

HENNEPIN - The second annual Colors for Arie 5K Run/Walk begins at 10 a.m. May 24 in Hennepin at Walter Durley Boyle Park. The event raises awareness of suicide and suicide prevention, highlighting the life of Arie Boggio who committed suicide at the age of 16. Proceeds for this year's run will go to Community Partners Against Substance Abuse (CPASA).