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Prescription pain pills are dumped out on a table. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration / Tech. Sgt. Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner)

The opioid epidemic in Illinois is more acute than in many other states, according to the National Safety Council. We discuss the crisis and a new memorial that highlights the human toll of opioid addiction.

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Deborah Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council, joins us to discuss her organization’s latest data and how Illinois can make its streets safer.

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New technology lets police investigate whether drivers were using their cell phones moments before an accident. Could it curb texting while driving?

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With fatalities from motor vehicle crashes on the rise, could driverless cars steer us toward a safer future?

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Labor Day traffic could be the deadliest in nearly a decade. The National Safety Council tells us why–and how to reverse the deadly trend.

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We discuss the highs and lows of the speed limit debate with our panel.