PEORIA (WEEK) -- While murder numbers are down in Peoria, there is another story being written every week on the streets: there are a lot more survivors this year.Peoria - at the time of this writing - has 8 homicides, while 2019 saw 25, 2018 ended with 24.But it's the men and women who often drive themselves to the hospital that medical professionals are really noticing now.
As of New Year's Eve, the 12 months that were 2020 yielded a net, nationwide 5.5 million jobs lost, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.Federal data show that greater Peoria's leisure and hospitality industry alone lost an incredible 40 to 50% of it's employees during the pandemic.But the COVID Effect is spread out.
PEORIA (WEEK) -- The faces of the men and women felled by Covid-19 are changing in Peoria County. From a pandemic that initially claimed more white women, most in the 80's and 90's, today's fatalities are among a younger and more diverse part of the population. In the spring of 2020, we were forced to re-think what vulnerable looked like.
PEORIA (WEEK) - Central Illinois emergency rooms are seeing more young people in crisis during this 2020-21 age of isolation.They're turning to destructive methods that often result in either more attention or actual self harm.One doctor tells 25News that age range continues to skew young.
The American Cancer Society offered the news Jan. 8, that we recently (2016-2017) saw the largest single-year drop in cancer-related deaths and a 29% decline in the mortality rate between 1991 and 2017.