Four people were taken to nearby hospitals after allegedly overdosed at a Chicago North Side bar, according to emergency officials.
The incidents allegedly took place at Y Bar at 224 W. Ontario Street early Sunday morning at approximately 2:50 am, according to a Chicago Fire Department release.
Confusing reports from CFD officials had earlier erroneously stated the overdoses took place at the nearby Sound-Bar nightclub. Officials issued a correction late Sunday morning, though several media outlets had already reported the news.
Update the corrected address for the OD's is 224 W Onterio. The Y Bar. 4 transports 2 Adult M Red. to Rush, 1 Adult F and 1 Adult M Red to NWMH. Time was 0250. Apologies to the Sound Bar for the misinformation. 8
— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) October 30, 2022
Paramedics were called to Y Bar after three men and one woman apparently overdosed. All four victims were listed in serious to critical condition.
Like much of the country, Chicago has been seeing a spike in opioid-related deaths and overdoses in the last several years. Last January, Cook County officials announced that 2021 opioid deaths would surpass 2020 by an estimated 13%.
Many attribute the increase to the use of fentanyl. According to the Cook County Health officials, 82% of opioid-related deaths in the last half of 2020 showed the presence of fentanyl in their system.
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