One of the hottest days of the year was on tap for Monday, as temperatures were expected to reach a high of 92 degrees in Chicago, with heat indexes that could push past 105 in much of the Chicago area.
Here are some links to help you find a cooling center if you need to cool off from the excessive heat.
Sizzling temperatures will likely be around for a few more days, and for folks who have to be outside in this heat, it can be unbearable.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city’s ready for the heat wave, and is vowing now to repeat the mistakes of the past.
The heat settling in on the Chicago area isn’t just uncomfortable, it’s potentially dangerous.
Health officials are warning people about extreme heat this week, especially on Thursday, and are reminding people to take steps to avoid being overcome by the hot and humid conditions.
In addition to opening libraries and police stations, the city operates six cooling center in several areas of the city.