Chicago on the front lines of nationwide opioid crisis. (Photo/Kansas State/Creative Commons)
U of Chicago Medicine filling trauma center gap on South Side. (Photo/Brandon Graver)
Survivors speak about healing process. (Photo/Itziarely Demeza)
An analysis of the Washington Post's open-source opioids database shows that from 2006 to 2012, enough opioids were prescribed in Cook County to distribute 15 pills per year to each resident, or nearly 557 million pills. But the issue extends beyond prescriptions.
Some riders have mixed feelings about the possibility of a more permanent scooter rental program coming to the city after the four-month pilot program was implemented in June and halted in October.
The lack of a trauma center on the South Side cost many lives over the years. But the University of Chicago Medicine's center has served an area where the next-closest trauma facility is nine miles away.
Gentrification. Pricy housing. Upscale restaurants. Churches closing and sold. Many Pilsen residents say they’re concerned about changes they see in a neighborhood that has been the focal point of Mexican life and culture in Chicago.