We check in with the Illinois Department of Public Health on recommendations for increasing access to trauma care on the South Side and beyond. We hear more public opinion on plans for the Obama Library. And,we get our weekly dose of Reclaimed Soul.
A WBEZ analysis suggests that residents on Chicago's South Side experience longer ambulance run times than residents in other parts of the city. In our final look at trauma care in Chicago, we examine claims that these disparities are literally costing lives.
Chicago is served by six trauma centers sprinkled around the city and nearby suburbs – but none is on the city’s South Side. In our second installment of our series on trauma care in Chicago, we look at why adult Level I care centers were pulled from an entire swath of the city.
In our first of three stories on trauma care in Chicago, we learn that Level I trauma centers are not spread equally across the city. Some Chicagoans claim this trauma center layout leaves their neighborhoods vulnerable.