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Legionnaire's Disease Strikes South 'Burbs

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Oct 20, 2008 5:50PM

First it was West Nile, then Ebola, and now Legionnaire's Disease has hit the Chicago area. So far, five cases have been reported in Tinley Park and another in Orland Park. Between 8,000 and 18,000 people are hospitalized with Legionnaire's Disease each year. Tests are being conducted on produce from local grocery stores as well as water supplies to seek out a cause. At this rate, we expect to read a story about the plague hitting Bolingbrook* any day now.

(* - Not that we have any problems with Bolingbrook; some of our best friends are from there!)