Business Community

Health-Related Agencies

American Hospital Association

Contact: Alicia Mitchell, Senior Vice President of Communications – Washington D.C., 202-626-2339

Contact: Marie Watteau, Director of Media, 202-626-2351,

American Red Cross of Greater Chicago

Contact: Martha Carlos, Chief Communications Officer, 312-729-6204

Departments of Public Health

Illinois, 217-782-4977
Chicago, 312-747-9884
Cook County, 708-836-8639
DuPage County, 630-682-7400
Grundy County, 815-941-3113
Kane County, 630-208-3801
Lake County, 847-377-8000
McHenry County, 815-334-4510
Kankakee County, 815-802-9400
Will County, 815-727-8483

Chicago Fire Department

Contact: Larry Langford, Director of Media Affairs, 312-745-4213

Chicago Medical Society

Contact: Elizabeth Sidney, Co-Editor, 312-329-7336, ext. 335
Scott Warner, Co-Editor, 312-329-7336, ext. 336

Chicago Police Department

Contact: Melissa Stratton, Director, News Affairs, 312-745-6110

Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office

Contact: Stephen J. Cina, M.D., 312-666-0500

Coroners for Surrounding Counties

DuPage County, 630-407-2600

After hours: Sheriff’s Office, 630-407-2400

Kane County, 630-232-3535

After hours: Sheriff’s Office, 630-232-6840

Lake County, 847- 377-2200

After hours: Sheriff’s Office, 847-549-5200

McHenry County, 815-338-9392

After hours: Sheriff’s Office, 815-338-2144

Kankakee County, 815-802-7190
Will County, 815-727-8455
Porter County, Ind., 219-548-0208
Lake County, Ind., 219-755-3265

Illinois Child Abuse Hot Line:

Contact: 800-252-2873

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

Contact: Office of Communications, 312-814-6847

Illinois Emergency Management Agency

Contact: Communications Center, 800-782-7860

Illinois Hospital Association 

Contact: Danny Chun, Vice President, Communications, 630-276-5558

Illinois Poison Center Helpline:

Contact: 800-222-1222
TDD: 312-906-6185