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CPS To Install Air Conditioning At Every School Within 5 Years

More than 200 existing public schools in Chicago currently have no air conditioning, or are only partly air-conditioned. Those schools will be given air conditioning within the next five years.


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Hot Start For Beginning Of School Year In Chicago

As classes begin for the Chicago Public Schools, the city will be seeing some of the hottest conditions of the year.


File Photo Of An Air Conditioner (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Heat Wave Brings Early Christmas For Air Conditioner Repairmen

Business is on fire at air conditioning repair companies.

WBBM Newsradio–07/18/2013

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Pledges To Invest In Schools That Receive Students From Closings

As the Chicago Public Schools prepares to announce its final list of schools that will be closed or consolidated at the end of the school year, district officials were promising investments for schools that receive affected students.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2013

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Copper Thieves Strike HIV/AIDS Service Center; Patients High And Dry

Services have been all but shut down at an HIV/AIDS service center on the city’s West Side for the past two weeks, after vandals stole copper from the building and left it without electricity or air conditioning.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2012


Excuses To Be In A/C

Good gravy. It is still so stupid hot. Even if it’s not triple digits, this is still gross. My shirt is holding onto every inch of my back. Walking is hard. Biking makes me feel and smell like a surly viking. THIS MUST STOP. Let’s go cool off and remember that we live in an age where for the low, low cost of our children’s future with an ozone layer, we can be cold right now – YEAH! Besides, they’ll probably invent totally green-recyclable-organic A/C units that make the rainforest glow with Gaia’s energy. We deserve to be cold, and the kids will fix it! DOUBLE YEAH!


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More Than 400 Jail Inmates Relocated When Air Conditioning Fails

More than 400 Cook County Jail inmates had to be shifted to different facilities Friday night when air conditioning units in the building they were housed in overheated.


File Photo Of An Air Conditioner (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Extreme Heat Spurs Rush For Air Conditioner Repairs

When temperatures get extremely hot, as they have for the last several days, something else goes up too — calls to air conditioner repair companies.

WBBM Newsradio–07/03/2012

Elizabeth Philipp of Glenview, 94, got an unwelcome surprise when she went to take her annual driver's test. (CBS)

Too Hot For Driver’s Test, Examiner Tells Motorist

A 94-year-old Glenview woman encountered a road block when she went to the DMV to take an on-road examination. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards explains.


Lincoln Park Outage

Power Back On In Lincoln Park After Sweltering Night

The buzz of air conditioners is back for nearly 3,000 Lincoln Park neighborhood residents who lost power overnight.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2012

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CPS Cancels Summer Classes At 12 Schools Due To Extreme Heat

As the heat ratchets up above 100 degrees Thursday, the Chicago Public Schools are canceling classes in 10 buildings that do not have working air conditioning.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2012


Suburban Residents Preparing For A Very Hot Day On Thursday

The heat settling in on the Chicago area isn’t just uncomfortable, it’s potentially dangerous.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

Management at Presidential Towers has decided to turn on the air conditioning after complaints from residents. (CBS)

Presidential Towers Turning Air Conditioning On Early After All

Climate change is coming to some high-rise buildings on the Near West Side.


File Photo Of An Air Conditioner (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Many High-Rise Residents Suffering In Spring Heat

Chicago has had eight days of record warmth, and it’s caused some residents of Presidential Towers in the West Loop to wonder why the air conditioning isn’t on.


William Penn Elementary School was just one of a number of Chicago Public Schools where students were attending summer school in a building with no air conditioning on July 21, 2011, amid temperatures close to 100 degrees. (Credit: CBS)

Many Summer School Students Going Without A/C

It’s hard to imagine, but some children are going to school without air conditioning during this heat wave. Parents with children in summer school at William Penn Elementary School were gathering Thursday morning to speak out against what they’re calling “unbearable conditions” in the classrooms.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2011

Animal Shelter

Burglars Strike Animal Welfare League Pet Shelter

Burglars struck the Animal Welfare League shelter on the city’s South Side earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2011

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Major Makeover Coming For Union Station

Union Station is getting a makeover, to the tune of $40 million.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2010