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Wed. Journal on Oak Park fire:

There is probable cause to indicate that arson may have been the cause of a fire early Sunday that destroyed a gay nightclub in a building on the northeast corner of Lake Street and Oak Park Avenue, according to a statement from the village.

Please.  Is probable cause to think arson was the cause.  Or simply is cause to think it may have been.   That double clutch is annoying — probable and may have been.  It shows the writer is or wants us to be doubly uncertain.  Not necessary.  News accounts are full of such doubling up.

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