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Pandemic Causing Rise in Opioid Overdose

Pandemic Causing Rise in Opioid Overdose

By: Ashmar Mandou According to a health alert issued by the Chicago Department of Public Health earlier this month, there is a significant rise in opioid deaths compared to last… Read more »

Castro Vows Action on Maternal Mortality Crisis

Castro Vows Action on Maternal Mortality Crisis

In the height of the coronavirus pandemic and global protests against systemic racism, State Senator Cristina Castro (D-Elgin) said a recent news story about the death of Sha-Asia Washington, a… Read more »

Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority to Provide Funding for Illinois Organizations Offering COVID-19 Relief

Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority to Provide Funding for Illinois Organizations Offering COVID-19 Relief

The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) announced it will make $7.1 million in funding available to organizations providing support services and resources to communities hit hardest by the ongoing… Read more »

Ford Offers Mental Health Support

Ford Offers Mental Health Support

State Representative La Shawn K. Ford (D-CH) is offering mental health support to families in Chicago that are experiencing a high level of violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. Free screening… Read more »

Extreme Heat is in the Forecast: Tips to Stay Safe

Extreme Heat is in the Forecast: Tips to Stay Safe

As temperatures soar into the 90s this week, with heat index values near 100 degrees, the FEMA Region 5 office in Chicago is encouraging residents to avoid the dangers of… Read more »

Chicago Reports Significant Increase in Opioid Overdose Deaths in 2020

Chicago Reports Significant Increase in Opioid Overdose Deaths in 2020

A health alert issued by CDPH late last night outlines details of a significant rise in opioid overdose deaths in Chicago from January 1 through May 31, 2020, with an… Read more »

Advocate Aurora Health Launches Social Media Campaign #IWearAMaskFor

Advocate Aurora Health Launches Social Media Campaign #IWearAMaskFor

Advocate Aurora Health has launched a social media campaign encouraging people in communities across Illinois and Wisconsin to share who they wear their mask for. Tell us why you take… Read more »

El calor extremo está en el pronóstico: consejos para mantenerse seguro

El calor extremo está en el pronóstico: consejos para mantenerse seguro

A medida que las temperaturas se elevan a los 90 grados esta semana, con valores de índice de calor cercanos a los 100 grados, la oficina de la Región 5… Read more »

Chicago informa un aumento significativo en las muertes por sobredosis de opioides en 2020

Chicago informa un aumento significativo en las muertes por sobredosis de opioides en 2020

Una alerta de salud emitida por CDPH a última hora de la noche describe detalles de un aumento significativo en las muertes por sobredosis de opioides en Chicago del 1… Read more »

IDPH Provides Phase 4 Guidance for Swimming Facilities

IDPH Provides Phase 4 Guidance for Swimming Facilities

Under Phase 4 of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Restore Illinois plan, swimming facilities licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) can open at a maximum of 50 percent… Read more »