Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city’s ready for the heat wave, and is vowing now to repeat the mistakes of the past.
CHICAGO (CBS) — The U.S. Coast Guard has been very busy in the Chicago area during the recent heat wave. Crews rescued five people on Monday night alone. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports one of […]
With the heat wave and Chicago pool closures, residents can find shelter from the weather for free this week at the Shedd Aquarium.
It was only this past Sunday – a mere four days ago – that the temperature hit 97 degrees, but it all feels like a few months ago now as Chicago sits shivering in slippers and sweatshirts this Thursday.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Having summer suddenly make an appearance in mid-March is causing an ugly dark side for some people. Because of the heat wave, plants are budding early and causing “dangerously high” tree pollen […]
The sociologist who wrote the definitive study of Chicago’s 1995 killer heat wave is out with a new book that grew out of that one.
Tomorrow is Sept. 1, the start of meteorological fall. But don’t be fooled. You’ll be needing your air conditioner.
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.
The union representing workers at the Park Hyatt Hotel has filed charges with federal labor authorities, after the wintertime heat lamps were turned on during a picket in the midst of the heat wave last week.
Cook County officials said Tuesday that 15 deaths have now been tied to heat-related illnesses during the recent heat wave.
A 78-year-old Dixmoor woman died in part from the extreme heat that settled over Chicago last week, bringing the number of temperature-related deaths to 12 for Cook County.
Hundreds of rush hour commuters packed downtown Red Line stations, some ditching public transit in an attempt to get home as crews scrambled to repair tracks damaged by excessive heat Thursday evening.
One big problem the city is not happy about amid this week’s heat wave: the number of open fire hydrants. Since Monday, the city has shut off more than 1,700 open hydrants, with roughly 200 still gushing as of 5 p.m. on Thursday.
The heat wave could play a role in determining what it costs for electricity for the whole year.
It was so hot on Wednesday that WBBM Newsradio 780 couldn’t resist trying to find out if that old tale about frying an egg outside is true.
Tourists visiting Chicago have had to cope with the 100-plus heat indices, and most seemed OK about it.
Chicago is being dragged through another day of intense heat, with temperatures again soaring toward the upper 90s.
While many Chicagoans have plenty of options to escape the heat, it’s not so easy for the homeless.
It was during a July heat wave sixteen years ago when Chicago was shocked by the weather’s toll.
Not since the blizzard in February has the Chicago Fire Department called so many extra paramedic crews into service.