The Heat Hitting Hard Across ChicagoWhile no records are in jeopardy, the temperatures outside on Tuesday will feel a lot warmer than recent weeks.
Several Schools Plan Early Dismissals Due To HeatWith Monday likely to be the hottest day of the year so far, many schools that have already started the new school year have adjusted their schedules to get kids out of class early.
Heat Index Could Soar Past 100 Degrees MondayOne of the hottest days of the year was on tap for Monday, as temperatures were expected to reach a high of 92 degrees in Chicago, with heat indexes that could push past 105 in much of the Chicago area.
Tuesday Might Be Hottest Day Of The Year; Could End With ThunderstormsHot and humid conditions in the Chicago area on Tuesday could spark a severe thunderstorm by the end of the day, before giving way to much milder conditions on Wednesday.
As Summer Settles In, Advocates Warn Of Danger To KidsForty-four children across the country died last year, after being left alone in a car on a hot day. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the numbers have been rising in recent years, but such deaths are completely preventable.
Scientists Warn Of More Frequent, Intense Heat Waves On yet another scorcher in this sweltering summer, a group of scientists gathered beside the fountains of Millennium Park today to warn that Chicago's heat waves are becoming more frequent and more intense.
Emanuel Confident City Is Prepared For Extreme HeatMayor Rahm Emanuel says the city's ready for the heat wave, and is vowing now to repeat the mistakes of the past.
Suburban Residents Preparing For A Very Hot Day On ThursdayThe heat settling in on the Chicago area isn't just uncomfortable, it's potentially dangerous.
Hot Weather Means Open Hydrants In ChicagoThe city's Water Department has been flooded in recent days with reports of open fire hydrants as people try to cool off amid the recent heat wave.
Hot, Dry Weather Putting Stress On Local PlantsChicago’s hot, dry weather already has some trees and shrubs showing fall colors at the Morton Arboretum.
Hot Weekend Continues For ChicagoChicago's wild weather continued Sunday, as the rising mercury sent people scrambling to do anything they can to stay cool.
Chicagoans Doing All They Can To Beat The Record HeatRecord high temperatures in Chicago on Monday made it another perfect day to be at any of Chicago's beaches.

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