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High lead levels in water found at 11 more Chicago schools

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Chicago Public Schools says that high levels of lead in water have been found at 11 more Chicago elementary schools.  The district says high lead levels have been found at the schools. Test results from many other buildings haven't yet come in.

A pilot effort that started in April found high lead levels in water from multiple fountains at Tanner Elementary School. Lead testing has been expanded by Chicago Public Schools to all of its schools.

Tests have found that there were high lead levels from two fountains at the South Side's Fernwood Elementary. The district said high lead levels were also shown by a fountain and kitchen sink at Brentano Math and Science Academy.