At least 23 people have died of cold-related causes in Cook County this season, the most since 2008-09, with the latest being a Humboldt Park man and an Austin woman.
Elieser DeJesus, 79, died at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn at 9:48 a.m. on Monday, from complications of hypothermia, cold exposure, and coronary artery disease.
A neighbor discovered the body of 61-year-old Carolyn Wilkins outside and called 9-1-1 Tuesday morning.
Daniel Badillo, 50, was found in the 3100 block of West 26th Street and pronounced dead at St. Anthony Hospital on Sunday.
A northwest suburban man who died Sunday is the seventh cold-related death of the season in Cook County.
The deaths Friday of two men — one in the South Side Kenwood neighborhood and another in northwest suburban Streamwood — were due in part from exposure to the cold.
he death of one of two suburban women who collapsed while shoveling snow and died Friday have been attributed to cold exposure.
A South Side woman found on a sidewalk behind her home on Saturday died in part from cold exposure, an autopsy found.
A 46-year-old man died Tuesday morning at a Chicago hospital of cold exposure, at least the sixth to die as a result of the weather this season.
A Northwest Side man found dead on his garage floor early Sunday has become the winter season’s first cold death.