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April 20, 2017

Bees halt work on Illinois highway

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily halted construction of a suburban Chicago highway because it might adversely affect the first bumblebee species listed as endangered.

U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman in Chicago on Monday ordered a halt to construction of the nearly 6-mile road until at least April 25 due to the rusty patched bumblebee's new status. It was added to the endangered list last month.

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