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Extreme Heat

Weather

Unlimited Sunshine, Low Humidity For The Rest Of The Day

Conditions will be sunny and comfortable with low humidity Wednesday, but look for the blazing heat to return as the weekend approaches.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2012

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Heat To Climb To 99 As Clouds Dissipate

The clouds and occasional bursts of rain and thunder will give way to sunshine – and yet another day of extreme heat – Wednesday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

Weather

Steamy 99-Degree Heat For The Afternoon, Storms For The Nighttime Hours

Near-triple-digit heat is returning to the Chicago area yet again Monday, but a round of thunderstorms in the afternoon might help cool things off – at least a little.

07/23/2012

File Photo (Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Durbin Wants Railroads To Conduct More Frequent Track Inspections

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is urging the railroad industry to help prevent future train derailments that might be caused by extreme heat by conducting more frequent track inspections.

CBS Chicago–07/22/2012

CTA 'L' Train (File Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Working To Prevent Overheated Rails, Other Heat-Related Problems

The Chicago Transit Authority is stepping up inspections of track, using special trains that spray water on overheated rails and is working aggressively to keep air conditioning working aboard its trains and in its trackside switch houses to deal with the extreme heat.

WBBM Newsradio–07/19/2012

Weather

Cold Front Brings Relief From Heat, T-Storm Warning

Most of the Chicago area has finally caught a break from the extreme heat, and even see a rip of thunder and a torrent of rain before the day is through.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2012

Extreme Heat

Chicago Falls Just Shy Of Record For Heat

The temperature is once again expected to rise to 100 degrees on Tuesday, and a heat advisory is in effect for the whole area.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

Weather

Tuesday Will Be Another Day Of Extreme Heat

Chicago was bracing for another 100-degree day, prompting emergency officials to ask residents to take precautions.

CBS Chicago–07/16/2012

File Photo (Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Metra Trains Running Late Recently Due To Extreme Heat

More Metra trains are running late – and you can blame the extreme heat of the past few weeks, at least in part.

07/14/2012

Weather

Pop-Up Storms Drench Chicago Area

Given the drought we’ve been suffering, Friday afternoon’s messy storms caught a lot of people by surprise.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2012

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OEMC To Issue Report On City’s Handling Of Extreme Heat

The Office of Emergency Management and Communications will issue a report investigating the city’s response to three days of temperatures over 100 degrees, according to an office spokeswoman.

07/08/2012

Heat In Seniors' Apartment

Chicago Hits 103 Again, For 3rd Straight Day Of Triple Digit Temps

Chicago broke another record for heat on Friday as the temperature topped 100 degrees by midday at O’Hare–the third straight day of triple digits.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

Empty Classroom

CPS Cancels Summer Friday Classes Because Of Heat

Summer classes at Chicago Public Schools buildings have been canceled Friday for students and teachers because of the heat, officials said.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

Heat

City Sets July 5 Record At 103°; Heat Blamed For 2 Deaths

Chicago broke a 101-year-old heat record by midday on Thursday – and authorities determined that the heat has been responsible for two deaths.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

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

Animals At In The Brookfield Zoo Try To Beat The Summer Heat

Brookfield Zoo Brings In Ice Blocks As Polar Bears Face Tropical Weather

Animals at the Brookfield Zoo are getting a little help with staying cool.

WBBM Newsradio–06/28/2012

Extreme Heat

Chicago Hits 100 Degrees For First Time Since 2005

For only the second time in the past seven years, the high temperature in Chicago hit 100 degrees.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2012

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

Empty Classroom

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

When officials declare an Air Quality Action Day due to high ozone levels, those who exercise vigorously outdoors are at increased risk of breathing problems, as are children, the elderly, and those with lung diseases such as asthma. (Credit: CBS)

Extreme Heat Brings Air Quality Action Warning For Chicago

Thursday’s extreme heat brings double trouble to the Chicago area. Not only is the heat dangerous, but the air conditions could make it hard for some people to breathe.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

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