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Closed Chicago Beaches

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Closed Chicago Beaches

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NPR's Shirley Jahad reports that beaches along the shore of Lake Michigan in Illinois are open again after being closed for much of last week because of high levels of bacteria. Across the country, more and more beaches have been closing because contaminants such as E. Coli bacteria are detected in the water.

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