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The Summer Heat Is Not Making Breathing Easier In Chicago

As the mercury rises in Chicago, it can sometimes feel like it’s harder to take a deep breath.

Over the weekend, Chicago saw a heat index of up to 110 degrees, causing Excessive Heat Warnings across the region.

But while the extreme heat is taking a reprieve early in the week, it won’t be gone for long. Temperatures are expected to climb again around Thursday, and that rising heat has a major effect on air quality in our area.

Morning Shift sits down with Jill Thompson with the Midwest branch of the American Lung Association for more on this issue.

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