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Opioid overdose memorial wall of 22,000 pills displayed in Chicago

Opioid overdose memorial wall of 22,000 pills displayed in Chicago (WICS)

Victims of opioid overdose will be remembered Friday in Chicago.

The Illinois Department of Human Services says in 2016, 80% of Illinois' drug-related deaths were opioid-related.

The National Safety Council will open a memorial wall to the public Friday in Chicago's Wicker Park.

The exhibit is called "Prescribed to Death: A Memorial to the Victims of the Opioid Crisis."

The wall displays 22,000 pills which represent how many opioid deaths there are on average each year.

Each pill has the face of someone who has died of an opioid overdose.

The wall will be in Chicago until November 16 before making stops in Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Ohio and Washington D.C.

You can visit the exhibit November 10 - November 16 between 12 p.m. - 8 p.m at 1714 N. Damen Avenue.

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