The Opioid Crisis

Chicago on the front lines of nationwide opioid crisis. (Photo/Kansas State/Creative Commons)

Trauma Deserts

U of Chicago Medicine filling trauma center gap on South Side. (Photo/Brandon Graver)

Sexual Assault

Survivors speak about healing process. (Photo/Itziarely Demeza)

The Red Line Project: Read more about the site.

CTA Crime Maps: Search maps of various crimes near CTA lines and stations.
Chicago Marathon 2013: Full coverage of the 2013 race. (Photo/Brianna Kelly)
Chicago Stumbler: The Tumblr blog features some of the city's worst sidewalks. Story
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First Stop: Coronavirus 

Map: Which States are Being Hit the Hardest?

It has spread through Asia, Europe and now it's here in the U.S. See which states have been hit hardest by the coronavirus.

Photo: National Institutes of Health

Gill Park Lakeview

Second Stop: Election 2020

Data: 6% of Chicago Polling Places Fully Accessible to Disabled

Only 125 of Chicago's Election Day polling places are fully accessible, according to the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines, an analysis of election data shows. 

Photo: Lakeview's Gill Park was quiet Tuesday after coronavirus concerns kept voters away. The voting precinct has a wheelchair ramp but is not fully handicapped accessible.

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Third Stop: Opioid Crisis

Data: Chicago, Cook County on the Front Lines of Opioid Crisis

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.

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Fourth Stop: Pilsen 

Pilsen's Changes: For Better or Worse?

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. 


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