Chicago’s political scene and opioid crisis

By Gabrielle Phifer and Holly Honderich
Medill Reports

Gabrielle Phifer speaks to community activist Ja’Mal Green who  at 22 years old, is the youngest candidate  running for Chicago mayor. Reporter Holly Honderich examines the opioid epidemic, which took nearly 1,000  Illinois lives in 2016.

Photo at top: Chicago Recovery Alliance works to foster any positive change for those suffering at the hands of the opioid epidemic. (Holly Honderich/MEDILL)