By Jonah Nink and Devin Kapusta

Despite county-wide shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the volume of 911 calls received in Cook County in 2020 increased by 8 percent from 2019, according to data from the Cook County Emergency Telephone Systems Board.

January of 2020 for example saw 11,228 total 911 calls reported in Cook County, an increase of 1,227 calls from January 2019 which had 10,001 calls.

March 2021 saw a record breaking number of 911 calls. …

Devin Kapusta

My name is Devin. I’m a Senior at UIC with a major in English, Creative Writing.

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