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Chicago Area Sees Steep Rise In Suicide Among Black People04:31
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Cook County, Illinois, which includes Chicago and some suburbs, is on track for its highest rate of suicide among Black people in at least a decade. (Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images)
Cook County, Illinois, which includes Chicago and some suburbs, is on track for its highest rate of suicide among Black people in at least a decade. (Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images)

Cook County, Illinois, which includes Chicago and some suburbs, is on track for its highest rate of suicide among Black people in at least a decade. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the number of suicides in the U.S. has been rising for decades, there hasn't been a similar rise in suicide among Latinx or white residents of Cook County this year.

Here & Now's Tonya Mosley speaks with Lakeidra Chavis, a reporter for The Trace in Chicago.

This segment aired on August 4, 2020.

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