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Illinois reports three West Nile related deaths

The state of Illinois is reporting three new deaths from West Nile Virus, all located in the Chicago area.

The state of Illinois is reporting three new deaths from West Nile Virus, all located in the Chicago area.

It's a good reminder that West Nile is still a problem. Health officials recommend using insect repellent, even when it's cooler outside. There have been a total of 64 cases of West Nile in Illinois this year. There were 77 cases and nine deaths last year.