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Heat Index Could Soar Past 100 Degrees Monday

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.

08/25/2014

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Find A Cooling Center In Excessive Heat

Here are some links to help you find a cooling center if you need to cool off from the excessive heat.

08/27/2013

Heat, Summer, Thermometer, Hot Weather

Hot, Muggy Weather To Continue Through Friday

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.

07/17/2013

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Emanuel Confident City Is Prepared For Extreme Heat

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city’s ready for the heat wave, and is vowing now to repeat the mistakes of the past.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

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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

Lake Michigan sunrise along North Avenue beach. (Credit: Natalie Cheng/CBS Chicago)

Tips To Stay Safe In Extreme Heat, Find A Cooling Center

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.

06/27/2012

Chicago Cooling Centers

In addition to opening libraries and police stations, the city operates six cooling center in several areas of the city.

07/18/2011