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Find A Cooling Center In Excessive Heat

Here are some links to help you find a cooling center if you need to cool off from the excessive heat.

08/27/2013

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South Side Woman Is County’s Third Heat-Related Death Of Season

A woman’s death Friday at her Auburn Gresham home on the South Side was heat-related, an autopsy has determined.

07/20/2013

Bottled Water

Street Vendor Glad Heat Wave Coming To An End

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.

07/19/2013

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Heat Wave Brings Early Christmas For Air Conditioner Repairmen

Business is on fire at air conditioning repair companies.

WBBM Newsradio–07/18/2013

Lincoln Park Zoo

Zoo Helping Animals Keep Cool During Heat Wave

At the Lincoln Park Zoo, both the animals and those who came to visit them coped with the heat wave.

WBBM Newsradio–07/18/2013

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Hospitals Already Seeing Patients Suffering From 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.

07/17/2013

Heat, Summer, Thermometer, Hot Weather

Hot, Muggy Weather To Continue Through Friday

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.

07/17/2013

Tenant Carlos Rodriguez outside his Humboldt Park apartment. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Tenants Go Without Water For A Week As Landlord Doesn’t Pay Bill

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.

07/16/2013

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High Temps Bring Warnings About Heat, Opening Fire Hydrants

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.

07/16/2013

Tornado

What Is The Deadliest Weather-Related Event?

Would you be more likely to die in a heat wave or a tornado?

07/03/2013

Dresden Nuclear Power Plant

Environmental Group Wary Of Allowing Power Plants To Dump Hotter Water

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.

WBBM Newsradio–08/20/2012

Countless people crowded into Lake Michigan. (Credit: CBS)

Last Week’s Heat Wave Second Warmest In Chicago History

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.

07/11/2012

Weather

Sunny Afternoon Coming With Highs In The 80s, Lake Cooling

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.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2012

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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.

07/08/2012

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OEMC To Issue Report On City’s Handling Of Extreme Heat

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.

07/08/2012

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

A mircoburst during the storms Thursday afternoon brought down a roof in an apartment complex in Merrillville, Ind. (Credit: Natalie Cheng/CBS)

Quick Storms Bring Serious Damage In Northwest Indiana

Thousands of people were facing dangerous heat without power in Northwest Indiana Friday, following a round of quick and violent storms the day before.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

A gull, apparently overheated from the heat wave in Chicago, takes a drink from a cup of water Karen Baggot and her daughters put out for it, after they happened upon the bird at 17th and State streets while on the way to the park. (Credit: Karen Baggot)

Heat Wave Has Everyone Struggling To Keep Cool — Even The Birds

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.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

The Central District police station at 1718 S. State St. in Chicago. (Credit:Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Cops Working Without Air Conditioning At South Loop Police Station

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.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

Mary McLemore got two free air conditioners from Sears, after CBS 2 reported about her fears about suffering in the heat with broken air conditioning, and dozens of viewers offered to provide her with a new unit. (Credit: CBS)

CBS 2 Viewers Step Up For Elderly Woman With No Air Conditioning

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.

CBS 2–06/27/2012

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