Trauma

Courtesy OSF HealthCare

Violence doesn't just traumatize the victims. It also impacts family members, witnesses--and sometimes even the perpetrators, who were previously victims themselves.

The Cook County, Illinois medical examiner's office is reviewing the work of a fired pathologist to determine if he made the correct rulings on 218 cases he handled.

Peoria Man Charged in Death of his Father

May 22, 2018

38-year-old Mark Runyon is facing a first-degree murder charge for the death of his father Frank Runyon.

Peoria Police are investigating the death of a 74-year-old Peoria man as a homicide.

An Illinois hospital has partnered with seven EMS providers to test a new app to improve communications.

Nearly 1,200 school employees in east and central Illinois have been trained on how to stop life-threatening bleeding since last year.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to change the climate for women in Illinois prisons.

Six schools in central Illinois are participating in a pilot project to train teachers, administrators and other adults to help students who are affected by trauma.  The program began through a Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration grant to train school district personnel and community members. 

Peoria police continue infant death investigation

Aug 4, 2014

The Peoria Police Department continues investigating the death of an eight-month-old Peoria boy.  The infant, Antonio Carpenter Junior, was taken off life support last week after suffering severe head trauma. Assistant Peoria Police Chief Mike Eddlemon says it’s important for parents and caregivers to remember to seek assistance if they’re in a difficult situation with children:

OSF receives high Trauma Center designation

Feb 11, 2014

The OSF Saint Francis Medical Center’s Emergency Department has received a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center designation.  OSF says it’s the first such state-designation in downstate Illinois.