Zoo Animals Beat The Heat With Large Frozen TreatsWhirl, an Amur tiger, got ice filled with chuck meat and bones. Meanwhile Axhi, one of the zoo's grizzly bears, will enjoy a 300 pound block of ice as well as smaller pieces with fruit inside.
Evanston Invites People To Cool Off Near Fire Hydrants If They Can't Hit The BeachAccording to the City of Evanston, several area beaches will be closed because of E. coli levels found in the water.
Doctor: Kids At Higher Risk For Heat Exhaustion, Heat Stroke"When they've stop sweating and they're even more fatigue and have a lot of muscle cramps, they can have a fever also that’s a sign of a heat stroke."
Chicago Weather: Heat Turns Up Later In Week, With Temps Near 100 DegreesFollowing some scattered downpours through sunset tonight, the Chicago area is in for the hottest days of the summer--with temperatures in the high 90s, starting on Thursday.
Taking Precautions At LollapaloozaMore hydration stations, medical tents and shade for fans have been added.
Heat Advisory In Effect Thursday For Chicago AreaAs the area continues to endure temperatures in the mid 90s with triple digit heat indexes, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory.