William Blackledge

Heat Wave Deaths Rise To 16 In Cook County A 70-year-old Near Northwest Side man is the 16th Cook County resident whose death is at least partly attributable to the recent heat wave, an autopsy performed Wednesday has determined.
15 Deaths In Cook County Now Linked To Heat WaveCook County officials said Tuesday that 15 deaths have now been tied to heat-related illnesses during the recent heat wave.