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  • Air Quality Alert

    DuPage, IL

    Chicago, Oswego, Morris, and Joliet
    1152 AM CDT Sat Jun 16 2018

    ...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT SUNDAY...

    The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has determined that an
    air pollution action day will be declared for the greater Chicago
    Metropolitan Area and is in effect from midnight tonight to midnight
    CDT Sunday night.

    An air pollution action day is declared when weather conditions are
    such that widespread ozone and or particulate levels are expected to
    be at or above the unhealthy for sensitive groups category of the
    air quality index.

    Active children and adults especially people with pulmonary or
    respiratory disease such as asthma should limit prolonged outdoor
    activity.

    Area residents are urged to reduce pollution levels. Air quality
    forecasts and tips on how you can reduce your emissions can be found
    at www.airnow.gov.

    media contact...217 558 1536.

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