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Start Of The Week Expected To Be Scorcher For Chicago

The week will start out a scorcher and then maybe — maybe — ease up by Labor Day weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

08/25/2013

A Union Pacific freight train hauling coal from Wyoming to Wisconsin derailed near the border between north suburban Glenview and Northbrook on July 4, 2012. A railroad bridge also collapsed in the wreck. (Credit: CBS)

Feds: Fatal Train Derailment, Bridge Collapse Caused By Heat

The Federal Railroad Administration said it’s likely that temperatures of 103 degrees last July caused train tracks to buckle, derailing a coal train, and causing the bridge it was traveling on to collapse.

07/23/2013

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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

A girl drinks from her water bottle at a summer camp in Uptown. Camp organizers make sure all the kids have bottled water, and take breaks in the shade or an air-conditioned building when they need it. (Credit: CBS)

Kids’ Summer Camps Take Extra Steps To Keep Cool Amid Heat Advisory

CBS 2’s Susanna Song visited an all-girls summer camp in Uptown to see how they’re dealing with the heat and humidity.

07/18/2013

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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

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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

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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

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LeBron Leads Heat To Game 6 OT Win

LeBron James led a title-saving charge, and now his crown will be on the line one more time in Game 7.

06/19/2013

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat boxes out Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs in the first half during Game Four of the 2013 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center on June 13, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Heat Ties Finals Series With 109-93 Win

The Spurs faded along with their All-Star point guard, losing to the resurgent Miami Heat 109-93.

06/13/2013

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Sports Verdict: Bigger Impact In The NBA Finals? Chris Bosh Vs. Tim Duncan

Perhaps the most key matchup of this matchup will be Tim Duncan vs. Chris Bosh. Which center will emerge as the bigger impact player? Craig Carton joins the Sports Verdict set to debate!

06/06/2013

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Top 5: LeBron James’ Most Dominating Postseason Performances

LeBron James averaged 29ppg during the Conference Finals in leading the Heat to a series victory against the Pacers. Let’s take a look back at the Miami star’s top 5 career playoff performances.

06/05/2013

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Heat, Spurs to Play for NBA Title

No more sitting out stars, and for the San Antonio Spurs, no more sitting around.

06/04/2013

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Bernstein: Pacers Now In Bulls’ Way, Too

What’s too bad for the Bulls is that somebody in their own division appears closer to calling “next.”

CBS Chicago–06/04/2013

Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat drives for a shot attempt in the first quarter against Roy Hibbert #55 of the Indiana Pacers during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at AmericanAirlines Arena on June 3, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Heat Off To Finals, Beat Pacers 99-76 In Game 7

It’s onto the NBA Finals for the Heat after they put away the Indiana Pacers, who saw their hopes of a storybook upset simply fall apart in a hurry.

06/03/2013

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Heat Look To Regain Momentum In Game 5

It’s hard to call a game for the Miami Heat a must-win, but if the Heat can’t put together a winning formula against the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals; the Heat could be in deep trouble.

05/30/2013

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Pacers Focus On LeBron At Own Risk

The Miami Heat are going to have quite a challenge in front of them from the opening tip of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference Finals. Miami must find a way to once again play a near perfect half against the defensive-minded Indiana Pacers.

05/28/2013

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Sports Verdict: Who’s The NBA’s Biggest Villain? LeBron James Vs. David Stern

As the feats, and really the legend of LeBron James grows ever larger, he has begun to transcend the game itself, much to the dismay of many fans. Consequently, is he, or Commissioner David Stern, the greatest villain currently in the NBA?

05/23/2013

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VIDEO: LeBron Saves Heat at Buzzer of Game 1

LeBron James caught the inbounds pass, changed direction and immediately attacked the rim.

05/23/2013

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NBA Playoff Schedule

Conference Finals have arrived. See the official schedule of games, scores and seedings.

05/22/2013

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