Nearly 1 in 4 hospitalizations for heroin occurred on the West Side. West Side hospitalizations make up 35 percent of Chicago’s total, compared to 7 percent for the North Side. The rate of heroin overdose deaths in Chicago is much higher than in any other part of the region, including the suburbs. African-Americans die at higher rates from heroin overdose than whites do across the state.
SIGN UP HERE FOR OUR FREE WIREPOINTS DAILY NEWSLETTER