Extreme Heat

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

Mary McLemore got two free air conditioners from Sears, after CBS 2 reported about her fears about suffering in the heat with broken air conditioning, and dozens of viewers offered to provide her with a new unit. (Credit: CBS)

CBS 2 Viewers Step Up For Elderly Woman With No Air Conditioning

An elderly woman from Maywood, who feared she’d be left without a good way to stay cool during the heat wave when her air conditioning broke, now has two brand new A/C units thanks to an outpouring of support from CBS 2 viewers who heard about her plight.

CBS 2–06/27/2012

Weather

Unseasonably Cool For Monday, But Extreme Heat Coming This Week

The weather is cool and springlike Monday, but don’t get used to it.

CBS Chicago–06/25/2012

Heat

Heat Wave Has Local Residents Taking Extra Steps To Stay Cool

The sweltering heat continues for a second day Tuesday, as temperatures again climb into the 90s and humidity makes it feel as hot as 100 degrees.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2012

Heat

Temperature Climbs In The 90s, Heat Index To Hit 100

Chicago got a scorcher Monday, with a heat index that made it feel like 100 degrees.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

Heat In Millennium Park

Extreme Heat To Hover For Another Day

Get ready for a day that would even seem hot by the standards of mid-July.

CBS Chicago–09/02/2011

Near-Record Heat Wave Grips U.S. East Coast, Midwest

Dangerous Heat Settling On Chicago Area

The forecast high for today remains 97 degrees. But conditions will be humid and sticky, and the heat index will make it feel like it’s 100 to 105 degrees.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2011

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