Animals Try To Keep Cool At The ZooSloth bears and the big cats are getting blocks of ice filled with pieces of fruit and bone.
Staying Safe During Extreme Heat This Weekend"I can't emphasize enough how important it is to look out for each other, especially our vulnerable population."
What Would It Be Like If It Really Was 150 Degrees Outside?If you believe the sign, Chicago apparently shattered the record for heat when Blaine Elementary School reported the temperature reached 150 degrees.
Unlimited Sunshine, Low Humidity For The Rest Of The DayConditions will be sunny and comfortable with low humidity Wednesday, but look for the blazing heat to return as the weekend approaches.
Heat To Climb To 99 As Clouds DissipateThe clouds and occasional bursts of rain and thunder will give way to sunshine – and yet another day of extreme heat – Wednesday afternoon.
Steamy 99-Degree Heat For The Afternoon, Storms For The Nighttime HoursNear-triple-digit heat is returning to the Chicago area yet again Monday, but a round of thunderstorms in the afternoon might help cool things off – at least a little.
Durbin Wants Railroads To Conduct More Frequent Track InspectionsU.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is urging the railroad industry to help prevent future train derailments that might be caused by extreme heat by conducting more frequent track inspections.
CTA Working To Prevent Overheated Rails, Other Heat-Related ProblemsThe Chicago Transit Authority is stepping up inspections of track, using special trains that spray water on overheated rails and is working aggressively to keep air conditioning working aboard its trains and in its trackside switch houses to deal with the extreme heat.
Cold Front Brings Relief From Heat, T-Storm WarningMost of the Chicago area has finally caught a break from the extreme heat, and even see a rip of thunder and a torrent of rain before the day is through.
Chicago Falls Just Shy Of Record For HeatThe temperature is once again expected to rise to 100 degrees on Tuesday, and a heat advisory is in effect for the whole area.
Tuesday Will Be Another Day Of Extreme Heat Chicago was bracing for another 100-degree day, prompting emergency officials to ask residents to take precautions.
Metra Trains Running Late Recently Due To Extreme HeatMore Metra trains are running late – and you can blame the extreme heat of the past few weeks, at least in part.