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.
Cook County officials said Tuesday that 15 deaths have now been tied to heat-related illnesses during the recent heat wave.
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.
The forecast high for the day is still near the triple digits, and the temperature could even rise to 100.
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.
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.
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.