A Chicago woman and a west suburban woman died of heat-related causes over the weekend, the first heat-related deaths of the season and the first in nearly two years in Cook County.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.