- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

ELGIN, Ill. (AP) - The CEO of a suburban Chicago school district says elevated levels of Legionella bacteria discovered at three schools were limited to the buildings’ cooling systems.

The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1FuR6T5 ) District U-46 CEO Tony Sanders said at a news briefing that none of the approximately 3,000 students evacuated from Eastview Middle School and Larkin and Gifford high schools in Elgin have reported becoming ill.

The schools and the district offices located at Gifford were evacuated and closed for the day Wednesday morning after the elevated levels were discovered during annual air quality testing.

Sanders said a decision would be made later Wednesday on whether the schools will remain closed

The bacteria were found as western Illinois deals with a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak that has killed 13 people.

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