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Chicago air is dirtier in July than smog-choked Los Angeles


After missing out on cleaner air during the coronavirus lockdown, the Chicago area just suffered its longest streak of high-pollution days in more than a decade.

Air quality has been so poor, the entire Chicago area ended up dirtier than notoriously smog-choked Los Angeles during the beginning of the month, according to a Tribune review of federal data.

Keywords: air quality, Chicago, July bad air quality

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