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Temperatures of 100 degrees or more in Chicago are actually fairly rare.

1988 was especially brutal, with seven days of 100 degrees or more.

Here is a list of 100-degree days in Chicago:

July 16, 1887: 100

July 17, 1887: 100

July 10, 1901: 102

July 21, 1901: 103

*July 3, 1911: 100

*July 4, 1911: 102

*July 5, 1911: 102

July 27, 1916: 100

July 30, 1916: 102

August 5, 1918: 102

August 6, 1918: 101

August 12, 1918: 101

July 19, 1930: 101

June 7, 1933: 100

June 27, 1933: 100

June 1, 1934: 102

July 22, 1934: 101

July 24, 1934: 105

August 8, 1934: 100

July 10, 1936: 102

September 7, 1939: 100

July 24, 1940: 101

July 25, 1940: 101

July 17, 1942: 100

June 27, 1944: 100

July 18, 1946: 100

*August 4, 1947: 100

*August 5, 1947: 100

*August 6, 1947: 101

August 24, 1947: 100

July 3, 1949: 102

June 28, 1952: 101

June 19, 1953: 102

June 20, 1953: 104

September 1, 1953: 101

September 2, 1953: 101

June 25, 1954: 100

July 27, 1955: 100

July 1, 1956: 103

September 7, 1960: 100

June 27, 1971: 101

June 28, 1971: 101

July 10, 1976: 100

July 7, 1980: 102

July 20, 1980: 101

July 22, 1983: 100

July 28, 1983: 100

**June 20, 1988: 104

**June 21, 1988: 101

**June 25, 1988: 103

**July 14, 1988: 100

**July 15, 1988: 102

**August 1, 1988: 100

**August 2, 1988: 100

July 10, 1989: 101

July 22, 1991: 101

August 2, 1991: 101

July 13, 1995: 104

July 14, 1995: 100

July 30, 1999: 101

July 24, 2005: 102

June 28, 2012: 100

July 4, 2012: 102*

July 5, 2012: 103*

July 6, 2012: 103*

* Greatest number of consecutive 100 degree days (3)
**Greatest number of 100 degree days in one year (7)