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Heat-Related Illness


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

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15 Deaths In Cook County Now Linked To Heat Wave

Cook County officials said Tuesday that 15 deaths have now been tied to heat-related illnesses during the recent heat wave.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2011


Another 90-Plus Day For Heat-Weary Chicagoans

The heat may feel a little less oppressive today than in it has for much of this week, but temperatures will still be sticky and uncomfortable as they top 90 degrees.

CBS Chicago–07/22/2011

Hot People

Temperature Hits 100 Degrees In Some Spots

The forecast high for the day is still near the triple digits, and the temperature could even rise to 100.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2011

Police chased off swimmers at North Avenue Beach on Monday after four people were treated for heat exhaustion. (CBS)

9-1-1 Calls Reveal Crowd Concerns At North Ave. Beach

Questions persist about why North Avenue Beach was really closed on Memorial Day. Emergency calls made that day seems to suggest concerns about the crowds, not the heat.

CBS Chicago–06/23/2011

North Avenue Beach

Doubts Mount About Why City Closed North Avenue Beach

A lot of residents and beachgoers still are not buying the city’s version of events about why the city closed the North Avenue Beach on Memorial Day.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel: Heat-Related Illness Forced North Avenue Beach Shutdown

Was it fear of a violent flash mob, heat sickness, or just too many people? The search for answers continues this morning about why North Avenue Beach was shut down on Memorial Day.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2011