Expert: City Is Better Equipped Since Deadly 1995 Heat WaveThe 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.
Author Of Heat Wave Study Explores Trend Toward Living AloneThe 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.
Fire Dept. Begins Physical Tests After Settling Suit By Black ApplicantsThey'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.
Lessons Learned From The Deadly 1995 Heat WaveIt was during a July heat wave sixteen years ago when Chicago was shocked by the weather's toll.