The forecast high for the day is still near the triple digits, and the temperature could even rise to 100.
CBS 2′s Mai Martinez checks in with residents of the Austin neighborhood to see how they’re dealing with this week’s heat wave.
The heat is uncomfortable and potentially dangerous, but it also means increased profits for some.
It was about 24 hours shy of a full week after the violent storm last week when the final ComEd customers got their power back.
Sunday was only the beginning. Conditions will be sticky and miserable all week, and officials are advising Chicagoans to watch out for their neighbors who might be at risk.
A scorching heat wave will keep much of Illinois in the 90s this week.
Chicago officials warn residents to take the heat and humidity seriously over the weekend, as temperatures hit the 90s and above.
The power crisis from the storms on Monday have caused immense frustration for hundreds of thousands of people in the Chicago area, but could a heat wave coming this weekend mean a whole new round of outages?
ComEd is stepping up its timeline for restoring electricity from the storm at the beginning of the week, with plans to get the lights back on for every customer later today.
The forecast high for today remains 97 degrees. But conditions will be humid and sticky, and the heat index will make it feel like it’s 100 to 105 degrees.
It’s the hottest day of the year in Chicago, with a forecast just a few degrees short of an all-time record for the day.
With temperatures in the 90s hitting Chicago this week, city officials tell residents to be careful and to check on older and isolated neighbors.