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Thousands of Chicago-area children are exposed to lead each year. This is the story of a boy named Jedi.

At first glance, two-year-old Jedi Ruzicka is not only unassuming but, also frankly, adorable. Jedi has plump cheeks and a dimple on his chin. His ears protrude slightly, giving him an almost cartoonish appearance. Like other children his age, Jedi is rowdy. He enjoys trips to the beach and the waterpark, and sledding. However, Jedi wasn’t always […]