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To fight the opioid epidemic, advocates say set up safe injections sites

Monday, December 5, 2022

By: Claire Hymen,WBEZ Reset

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Representative Ford Press Conference (Impact Of Fentanyl On Communities Across Illinois)

December 1, 2022

By: llinois House Democrats

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Proposal would allow state-licensed drug injection sites in Illinois to fight an opioid crisis that has hit Cook County hard

December 1, 2022

By: Tom Schuba Chicago Sun-Times

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A nurse with Chicago’s Community Outreach Intervention Projects packs safe injection kits outside a mobile clinic on a vacant lot near West Van Buren Street and South Pulaski Road in August. Pat Nabong/Sun-Times

Illinois representatives, organizations fight for harm reduction resources

December 1, 2022

By: Darronté Matthews, WMBD News

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COVID-19 Pandemic Challenged Harm Reduction Organizations to ‘Think Outside of the Box.’ Some of Those Lessons Stuck.

May 17, 2022

By: Kristen ThometzWTTW News


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Local Advocates Say Justice Department’s Shift on Safe Injection Sites ‘Long Overdue’

February 15, 2022

By: Kristen ThometzWTTW News


New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

As opioid overdose deaths hit new record, pressure grows for safe places to inject drugs in Chicago

January 17, 2022

By: David Struett, Chicago Sun-Times


Anthony Vazquez / Sun-Times

Harm reduction services keep Peoria overdose deaths at a low compared to 2020, coroner says

November 18, 2021

By: Shabnam Danesh, Central Illinois Proud


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Reducing harm, saving lives

July 8, 2021

By: Madison Angell, Illinois Times


JOLT Foundation

Proposed Legislation Would Legalize Supervised Injection Facilities To Combat Drug Overdoses

April 8, 2021

By: Derek Cantù, NPR Illinois


Rafal Gerszak / NPR

Illinois opioid deaths increased 32% in 2020

April 27, 2021

By: Jake Griffin, The Daily Herald


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