Tested By Opioid Crisis, Suburban Police To Start Carrying Narcan

Thursday, February 1, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Local officials during a Feb. 1 press conference held in Maywood to announce the roll out of a program that will equip 1,900 officers in Cook County with Narcan. | VFP 

When Bellwood Police Chief Jimenez Allen was asked to take advantage of a program that would train his officers to administer Narcan nasal spray and that would provide a supply of the medication at no cost to his department, he jumped at the chance.

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‘Let’s Make This Easter A Day Without Gun Violence,’ Writes Loyola Physician

Friday, March 25, 2016 || Originally Published: Chicago Tribune || By Dr. Mark E. Cichon and Rev. Michael Hayes Picture the scene at one of the busiest Level-1 trauma centers in the state on an unusually warm March night, when gunshots shattered lives and the victims arrived in waves. Doctors, nurses and emergency personnel rushed to give aid. In the waiting room, a chaplain consoled … Continue reading ‘Let’s Make This Easter A Day Without Gun Violence,’ Writes Loyola Physician

Loyola In Maywood Key Player In Mitigating Chicago’s Recent Fourth Of July Wave Of Gun Violence

(Paramedics treat multiple gunshot victims, August 2012. Photo by Devlin Brown, Chicago Tribune/MCT/Landov). Monday, July 7, 2014 || Loyola University Health System Newsroom || Newswise Loyola Treats Chicago Violence as a Disease 14 Killed, 82 Injured During Fourth of July Weekend in Chicago Newswise — Approximately 82 people in Chicago were reportedly injured and 14 died due to gun violence during the extended Fourth of July … Continue reading Loyola In Maywood Key Player In Mitigating Chicago’s Recent Fourth Of July Wave Of Gun Violence