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Local COVID-19 cases jump, state numbers decrease for the first time this summer

Statewide, there was some good news last week as the number of new COVID-19 cases was less than the previous week for the first time since mid-June. Locally, parents remain concerned about infections among school children. Most elementary school students do not qualify to receive vaccines.

Local schools have different methods of presenting COVID-19 data. On its web dashboard, Homewood-Flossmoor High School reports three students have tested positive and two have been quarantined since Sept. 1. There have been 2 cases among staff members and no quarantines for the same period.

District 161 reports that its . . .

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