Here are some links to help you find a cooling center if you need to cool off from the excessive heat.
A woman’s death Friday at her Auburn Gresham home on the South Side was heat-related, an autopsy has determined.
Today is the last day of the stifling heat – at least for a while – and that’s welcome news to a guy who stands on the hot pavement, peddling fruit and water to passing drivers.
Business is on fire at air conditioning repair companies.
At the Lincoln Park Zoo, both the animals and those who came to visit them coped with the heat wave.
This summer’s first serious heat wave is already causing problems for a lot of people. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports that at Stroger Hospital, doctors are seeing more heat-related health issues.
Sizzling temperatures will likely be around for a few more days, and for folks who have to be outside in this heat, it can be unbearable.
As the heat descends on the city, the tenants at a Humboldt Park apartment building say they haven’t had any water since last week – and their landlord admits it’s because she didn’t pay the water bill.
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.
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The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has allowed state power generators to increase the temperature of cooling water that can be discharged into lakes and rivers, because of this summer’s heat and drought, but an environmental group says that might not be a good idea.
Last week’s heatwave, during which Chicago experienced high temperatures over 100 degrees for three consecutive days, was the second warmest three-day period in Chicago history, with an average temperature of 91.4 degrees.
The triple-digit heat wave is over at last, a breath of outdoor air no longer feels like a breath of Jello, and walking for miles outside is no longer misery-inducing experience.
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 Office of Emergency Management and Communications will issue a report investigating the city’s response to three days of temperatures over 100 degrees, according to an office spokeswoman.
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.
Thousands of people were facing dangerous heat without power in Northwest Indiana Friday, following a round of quick and violent storms the day before.
A gull, apparently overheated from the sweltering conditions, found some relief in the South Loop on Thursday, thanks to the generosity of a woman and her kids.
Chicago police stations are supposed to be able to double as cooling centers for the public when the weather turns hot, but the Central District station in the South Loop is offering no such relief during this heat wave.
An elderly woman from Maywood, who feared she’d be left without a good way to stay cool during the heat wave when her air conditioning broke, now has two brand new A/C units thanks to an outpouring of support from CBS 2 viewers who heard about her plight.