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City of Chicago Steps Up Efforts to Curb Violence

CPD steps up efforts during July 4 weekend to curb gun violence  Chicago police plan advanced their presence across the city during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. CPD plans to deploy 5,000 officers over the weekend, and a Friday night raid nabbed nearly 90 people wanted on warrants and other violations. “We have a … Continued

Cook County Officials Call for Researching Gun Violence

Every year, doctors at Stroger Hospital treat about 900 victims of gun violence and have become experts at what they call resurrection medicine. In the wake of the nightclub shooting in Orlando where 49 people were murdered, the American Medical Association called gun violence a national health crisis, which is something that trauma surgeons in … Continued

50th Anniversary Celebration

The Cook County Trauma & Burn Unit at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Founded in 1966 at Cook County Hospital, the trauma unit was the first comprehensive trauma unit established in the country, providing intervention and pre-hospital services, critical care and surgery, rehabilitation and extensive follow-up care. “We … Continued

The U.S. Navy Makes Something Positive out of Chicago Violence

Brown: Navy makes something positive out of Chicago violence This is a good news story, but underlying it is a bleak reality. The volume of gunshot wounds and other trauma cases treated at Stroger Hospital is so high that the U.S. Navy has teamed up the past two years with the hospital’s prestigious trauma unit … Continued