The following stories have been co-published with WBEZ, a noncommercial public radio station broadcasting from Chicago.


Mental Health Court 02 By Bill HealyHow the Cook County mental health court helped a jailed drug addict
By Bill Healy
June 3, 2016 

Hope in Mental Health Court: SJNN Fellow Bill Healy reports for WBEZ. Latina Douglas spent more than half her life in “a blur of petty crimes and prostitution, drug use and dozens of arrests,” as SJNN Fellow Bill Healy reported in a story aired June 3 on WBEZ public radio.

01 Angel and Manuel in abandoned house by Adriana Cardona-MaguigadPuerto Rico exports its drug addicts to Chicago 
By Adriana Cardona-Maguigad
April 10, 2015

The men told me they were from Puerto Rico. They were addicted to heroin and they ended up in Chicago because someone in Puerto Rico drove them to the airport and put them on a plane with a one-way ticket to Chicago.

Womens Treatment Center by Bill Healy 1Mothers and Children Fight Addiction Side-by-Side
By Richard Steele & Bill Healy
June 4, 2014

Under the shadow of the El tracks on Chicago’s West Side, there’s a five-story brick building where hundreds of women come each year to get off drugs. The story was aired on the Morning Shift, the Afternoon Shift, & All Things Considered on WBEZ