If you believe the sign, Chicago apparently shattered the record for heat when Blaine Elementary School reported the temperature reached 150 degrees.
Conditions will be sunny and comfortable with low humidity Wednesday, but look for the blazing heat to return as the weekend approaches.
The clouds and occasional bursts of rain and thunder will give way to sunshine – and yet another day of extreme heat – Wednesday afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The temperature is once again expected to rise to 100 degrees on Tuesday, and a heat advisory is in effect for the whole area.
Chicago was bracing for another 100-degree day, prompting emergency officials to ask residents to take precautions.
More Metra trains are running late – and you can blame the extreme heat of the past few weeks, at least in part.
Given the drought we’ve been suffering, Friday afternoon’s messy storms caught a lot of people by surprise.
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.
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.
Summer classes at Chicago Public Schools buildings have been canceled Friday for students and teachers because of the heat, officials said.
Chicago broke a 101-year-old heat record by midday on Thursday – and authorities determined that the heat has been responsible for two deaths.
When temperatures get extremely hot, as they have for the last several days, something else goes up too — calls to air conditioner repair companies.
Animals at the Brookfield Zoo are getting a little help with staying cool.
For only the second time in the past seven years, the high temperature in Chicago hit 100 degrees.
The buzz of air conditioners is back for nearly 3,000 Lincoln Park neighborhood residents who lost power overnight.
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.