Cooling Center

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Hospitals Already Seeing Patients Suffering From Heat Wave

This summer’s first serious heat wave is already causing problems for a lot of people. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports that at Stroger Hospital, doctors are seeing more heat-related health issues.


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Elgin Teen Charged With Using Stranger’s Apartment As Cooling Center

An Elgin teen is accused of using a stranger’s apartment as a cooling center during the sweltering heat wave Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2012

New Mount Pilgrim Missionary has opened as a cooling center to help during the heat wave. (CBS)

Charitable Organizations Help Provide Cooling Relief

The longer the extreme heat continues the more worried emergency workers become about our most vulnerable people.


The Central District police station at 1718 S. State St. in Chicago. (Credit:Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Cops Working Without Air Conditioning At South Loop Police Station

Chicago police stations are supposed to be able to double as cooling centers for the public when the weather turns hot, but the Central District station in the South Loop is offering no such relief during this heat wave.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

Mt. Vernon Baptist Church's JLM Abundant Life Community Center on the West Side is serving as a cooling center for local residents without air conditioning. (Credit: CBS)

West Side Volunteers Helping Neighbors Beat The Heat

As the temperatures head into the dangerous heat zone, at least one West Side community group was heading outside. Volunteers at the community center for Mt. Vernon Baptist church were going door-to-door on Tuesday to help their neighbors.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012