The heat and humidity could reach dangerous levels in the Chicago area this week, and could bring heat indexes of 100 degrees or higher for the next four days.
The city’s Water Department has been flooded in recent days with reports of open fire hydrants as people try to cool off amid the recent heat wave.
Criminals are disabling fire hydrants in order to make a fast buck. Underneath the caps, there is a brass ring fire fighters use to connect their hoses. CBS 2′s Dave Savini found criminals are stealing these rings, then selling them for scrap.
A lack of fire hydrants left firefighters struggling with an extra-alarm blaze in the Little Village neighborhood overnight.