Air Pollution Action Day in effect until Midnight Tuesday night for much of the Chicago area

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The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has an Air Pollution Action Day in effect until Midnight CDT tonight. The area is shaded in grey on the headlined map and includes the following cities…Chicago, Woodstock, Waukegan, Aurora, Elgin, Wheaton, Oswego, Morris and Joliet.

Widespread Ozone or particulates will be at unhealthy levels for sensitive groups. Active children and adults, especially people with pulmonary or respiratory diseases such as asthma should limit outdoor activity.