Experts say several factors have contributed to the crisis, including financial stress, desperation and people using opioids without someone nearby to administer naloxone, an overdose-reversal drug.Jeff Anderson/Flickr

West Side Overdoses Surge As Coronavirus Shutdown Makes It Harder To Access Addiction Help

About 1,400 people in Cook County have died of opioid overdoses, already surpassing last year's death toll.

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Lightfoot Won’t Sue To Avoid State’s New Coronavirus Restrictions On Bars, Restaurants

City officials and Chicagoans need to "double down" on supporting restaurants, which are facing an indoor dining ban that starts Friday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.

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Coronavirus Kill 51 More Illinoisans, Including Child In Cook County

The state also reported 6,110 confirmed cases, bringing the total to 389,095.

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Get Your Flu Shot, Free COVID Tests At Halloween Event This Weekend In Pilsen

The event hosted by Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez’s office will take place from noon-4 p.m. Saturday at Harrison Park, 1824 S. Wood St.