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.
Pop-Up Storms Drench Chicago AreaGiven the drought we've been suffering, Friday afternoon’s messy storms caught a lot of people by surprise.
OEMC To Issue Report On City’s Handling Of Extreme HeatThe Office of Emergency Management and Communications will issue a report investigating the city’s response to three days of temperatures over 100 degrees, according to an office spokeswoman.
Chicago Hits 103 Again, For 3rd Straight Day Of Triple Digit TempsChicago broke another record for heat on Friday as the temperature topped 100 degrees by midday at O'Hare--the third straight day of triple digits.
CPS Cancels Summer Friday Classes Because Of HeatSummer classes at Chicago Public Schools buildings have been canceled Friday for students and teachers because of the heat, officials said.
City Sets July 5 Record At 103°; Heat Blamed For 2 DeathsChicago broke a 101-year-old heat record by midday on Thursday – and authorities determined that the heat has been responsible for two deaths.
Extreme Heat Spurs Rush For Air Conditioner RepairsWhen temperatures get extremely hot, as they have for the last several days, something else goes up too -- calls to air conditioner repair companies.
Brookfield Zoo Brings In Ice Blocks As Polar Bears Face Tropical WeatherAnimals at the Brookfield Zoo are getting a little help with staying cool.
Chicago Hits 100 Degrees For First Time Since 2005 For only the second time in the past seven years, the high temperature in Chicago hit 100 degrees.