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Air quality alert issued for Chicago, NW Indiana

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

An air quality alert was issued early Monday for the Chicago area and northwest Indiana, urging people with respiratory problems to stay indoors.

The alert was issued at 2:24 a.m. Monday and lasts through midnight Tuesday, the National Weather Service said. Counties under watch panned across Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Grundy, Lake, McHenry and Will. Lake and Porter counties in northwest Indiana were also included.

In all the areas, air is expected to be unhealthy because the ozone levels, particulate levels or both are at or above what’s allowed for those with asthma or other respiratory diseases, the weather service said.


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