1995

1995 Heat Wave

Expert: City Is Better Equipped Since Deadly 1995 Heat Wave

The recent string of days with highs over 100 degrees is taking many Chicagoans’ minds back 17 years, to a similar heat wave that was blamed for more than 700 deaths.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

Eric Klinenberg

Author Of Heat Wave Study Explores Trend Toward Living Alone

The sociologist who wrote the definitive study of Chicago’s 1995 killer heat wave is out with a new book that grew out of that one.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

Chicago Firetruck, generic sized image

Fire Dept. Begins Physical Tests After Settling Suit By Black Applicants

They’ve been waiting for a long, long time, but on Tuesday, the first of hundreds of African American applicants finally got a fair shot at Chicago firefighters’ jobs.

CBS 2–11/01/2011

1995 Heat Wave

Lessons Learned From The Deadly 1995 Heat Wave

It was during a July heat wave sixteen years ago when Chicago was shocked by the weather’s toll.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2011