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Several Schools Plan Early Dismissals Due To Heat

With 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.

08/25/2014

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Heat Index Could Soar Past 100 Degrees Monday

One 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.

08/25/2014

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Tuesday Might Be Hottest Day Of The Year; Could End With Thunderstorms

Hot 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.

07/22/2014

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As Summer Settles In, Advocates Warn Of Danger To Kids

Forty-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.

06/18/2014

Climatologist Larry Kalkstein of the University of Miami found Chicago now has 2.6 days more of heat waves per year, on average. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger/WBBM Newsradio)

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.

07/25/2012

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Emanuel Confident City Is Prepared For Extreme Heat

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city’s ready for the heat wave, and is vowing now to repeat the mistakes of the past.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

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Suburban Residents Preparing For A Very Hot Day On Thursday

The heat settling in on the Chicago area isn’t just uncomfortable, it’s potentially dangerous.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

Kids play in the spray of water from an open fire hydrant on the South Side on July 21, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Hot Weather Means Open Hydrants In Chicago

The 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.

WBBM Newsradio–06/20/2012

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Hot, Dry Weather Putting Stress On Local Plants

Chicago’s hot, dry weather already has some trees and shrubs showing fall colors at the Morton Arboretum.

06/19/2012

A girl splashes in the water at Crown Fountain in Millennium Park on June 10, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Hot Weekend Continues For Chicago

Chicago’s wild weather continued Sunday, as the rising mercury sent people scrambling to do anything they can to stay cool.

CBS Chicago–06/10/2012

Kids play in a sprinkler at Washington Park on Memorial Day, when temperatures reached as high as 95 degrees in the Chicago area. (Credit: CBS)

Chicagoans Doing All They Can To Beat The Record Heat

Record high temperatures in Chicago on Monday made it another perfect day to be at any of Chicago’s beaches.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2012

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Streak Of Record Warmth Ends, But Today Was Still A Tie

A string of five straight days of record warmth for Chicago ended on Monday, although the high temperature still matched a 91-year-old mark.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2012

A ComEd truck parked behind a home after storms caused power outages on June 21, 2011.  (Credit: CBS)

ComEd Hits Record For Demand, System Stressed

As the temperatures soared well into the 90s for the fifth straight day, ComEd reported that customer demand hit an all time record.

07/21/2011

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First Day Of Summer Could End With A Bang…Of Thunder

Steamy temperatures on the first day of summer will pave the way for thunderstorms that could last throughout the week in the Chicago area.

06/21/2011

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Hot Weather Carries Risk Of Pavement Buckling

With the temperatures rising into the upper 90s, there is are warning of the threat of the pavement buckling on major roadways.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2011