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The DeKalb School District has voted to hire Aires Consulting to monitor air quality at Cortland Elementary. Students and staff were sickened last month when an odor was released by a nearby landfill.

Aires Proposal for Air Monitoring Program

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Dozens of students and staff at Cortland Elementary School received medical treatment Jan. 14 after complaining of nausea.

The smell from Waste Management's nearby landfill entered the school's ventilation system after  a construction worker unearthed old garbage. The company says strong winds carried the odor to the school.

DeKalb school district Assistant Superintendent Doug Moeller says a certified industrial hygienist will present the findings of his investigation Thursday night (2/6/14).

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Jan 24, 2014

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Jan 16, 2014

The Illinois EPA continues to look into this week's incident at Cortland Elementary School.