Heat Deaths

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Englewood Man Is 27th Heat-Related Death Of Season

The death of a 64-year-old Englewood man on Tuesday was the 27th in Cook County this year attributable at least in part to the hot weather.


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Autopsy: 19th Person Killed By Heat This Month

A Tuesday autopsy determined that an elderly woman died in part from the heat — the 19th heat-related death in Cook County in a week.


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18 Deaths Blamed On Recent Heat Wave

The death of eight more people in Chicago over the weekend have been attributed at least in part to heat-related causes, bringing the total of heat-related deaths in Cook County to 18, surpassing the total from last year.


1995 Heat Wave

Expert: City Is Better Equipped Since Deadly 1995 Heat Wave

The recent string of days with highs over 100 degrees is taking many Chicagoans’ minds back 17 years, to a similar heat wave that was blamed for more than 700 deaths.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

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


Heat Deaths Up To 18 From Recent Heat Wave

A Robbins man and a man from the South Side have become the 17th and 18th deaths blamed at least partly due to the recent heat wave.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2011

Summer Sun

Heat Wave Deaths Rise To 16 In Cook County

A 70-year-old Near Northwest Side man is the 16th Cook County resident whose death is at least partly attributable to the recent heat wave, an autopsy performed Wednesday has determined.