An in-depth look at the opioid crisis in Cook County

By Kelsi Morefield, Michael Gyang, and Alex Fashandi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qeiq2kte8A When Cook County paramedic firefighter Tony Lein arrives at the scene of an opioid overdose, he doesn’t see a drug addict or abuser.  Instead, he sees a human being struggling to breathe – a person coping with their troubles and going over the edge.  “The main …

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Most Populous US Cities

The United States is home to some pretty big cities, with New York being the most populous at over 8 million people. Houston is almost beating Chicago for the third spot, at only about 400,000 people away. With more people moving out of Illinois than ever, it might not be long before Houston takes over …

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Electric Vehicles and a Cleaner Planet

Thomson Reuters released an article filled with data about the current state of global warming, and the way that changing to electric vehicles could improve the environment in the next two decades. The data in the article came from several sources, including the Washington Post, the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions, and Thomson Reuters Labs. …

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Condom Distribution Centers by Neighborhood

The Chicago Department of Public Health set up condom distribution centers all throughout Chicago. From as far north as Evanston, to as far south as Dolton, the Chicago Department of Public Health has partnered with clinics and businesses to make sure everyone in Chicago has access to free condoms to prevent pregnancy and the spread …

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Analysis: Positive correlation between searches for concealed carry and mass shootings, “Scream” and “Scary Movie” searched equally until October

Americans split between stricter gun control and concealed carry after mass shootings With the 2020 Democratic debates underway, a variety of topics are reentering the public discourse, including the topic of mass shootings, and the fight between gun control and concealed carry. The NRA and its members believe that the more people who have guns, …

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Cheers!-Craft Breweries by State

The United States is home to hundreds of breweries, from California to Maine. California has staggeringly more breweries than every other state, over 500, but there are also many states that have 100 or less. All of this and more can be discovered in this map, using data from the Brewers Association.