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The principal of a newly built central Illinois elementary school has resigned, saying that working in the building has exacerbated her allergy problems.

Christi Mulligan stepped down from her post this week at Glenwood Elementary School in Chatham. She was hired in July and had been on administrative leave for an undisclosed amount of time.

She said in her resignation letter that she has severe allergies and has had to be rushed to the hospital several times "due to anaphylactic shock."

Carrie VanAlstine is assistant superintendent of the Ball-Chatham School District. She says she can't discuss Mulligan's leave or release documents related to it.

She says district officials haven't gotten any other allergy complaints about the $18 million school, which opened this fall.

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