By: Diane Benjamin
I compiled these numbers from the Coroner’s Report filed monthly with the McLean County Board Justice Committee. All of the below can be found in the meeting attachments here: https://www.mcleancountyil.gov/478/Justice-Committee
I wanted to see what effect the COVID shutdown is having in McLean County. There isn’t enough information in the Coroner’s report to tell why suicides are close to 100% higher in the first 5 months of 2020 or why drug related deaths are also higher. Total deaths are higher too.
Definitely something to watch.