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Chicago Heat Wave

Late Summer Heat Wave Prompts School Closures AGAIN

Posted 09.10.2013 | Chicago

It's going to be another scorcher in the Chicago area Tuesday, prompting several school officials to cancel classes or end the day early for the secon...

Scorching Heat Wave Brings Near-Record Temps

Posted 08.27.2013 | Chicago

The dog days of summer stretch on as the Chicago area braces for near-record heat starting Tuesday and stretching throughout the week. Temperature...

Thousands Lose Power In Overnight Storms, Heat Wave Relief Arrives

Posted 07.19.2012 | Chicago

Thousands in the Chicago lost power overnight after a series of thunderstorms moved into the area, bringing both much-needed rainfall and some relief ...

Heat Advisory In Effect As Triple-Digit Temperatures Likely To Return

Posted 07.17.2012 | Chicago

Triple-digit temperatures could return to the Chicago area Tuesday as a heat advisory has been issued for the city through 10 p.m. The National Wea...

WATCH: Ice Cream Cone Melts In Time-Lapse

Posted 07.09.2012 | Chicago

After how hot it got last week, a lot of Chicagoans were probably feeling a bit like a wet wicked witch. And with that puddle-like feeling still fr...

Heat-Related Deaths In Chicago Area Up To 18

Posted 07.09.2012 | Chicago

As the Chicago area revels in relief following its historic string of humid, 100-degree days last week, the Cook County medical examiner's office Mond...

WATCH: Cold Front Expected To Break Record-Setting Heat Wave Saturday

Posted 07.07.2012 | Chicago

After three consecutive days of triple-digit heat, weather forecasts say Chicago can finally expect some relief Saturday. National Weather Service ...

Heat Waves Hardest On Minority Communities, Experts Say

Posted 07.13.2012 | Black Voices

Torrid temperatures aren't uncommon this time of year, but record-breaking levels of heat and humidity are and they're expected to sweep through most ...

Friday Completes City's First Triad Of 100-Degree Days In 65 Years

Posted 07.06.2012 | Chicago

Updated story The Chicago area saw its third consecutive day of triple-digit temperatures Friday, a triad of scorchers only seen twice before in th...

First Heat-Related Deaths Of Summer Reported Thursday

Posted 07.06.2012 | Chicago

Updated story Following a day that tied the record for the city's hottest Fourth of July ever, summer classes at some 18 Chicago Public Schools sch...

Heat Wave To Continue Through End Of The Week

Posted 07.03.2012 | Chicago

As the Chicago area enters into its fourth consecutive day of 90-degree-plus heat Tuesday, the sweltering conditions are only expected to get more bal...

Midwest Heat Wave Could Break Records

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2012 | Green

By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Mo, June 28 (Reuters) - The Midwest cities of Cincinnati, St. Louis, Chicago and Kansas City could approa...

Thursday Could Be Chicago's Hottest June Day Ever

Posted 06.26.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's weather is about to take a turn for the extremely sweltering as the city may be on the brink of its hottest June day ever. CBS Chicago is...

It's Climate Change, Stupid

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

The biggest long-term threat to the U.S. economy isn't government over-regulation, high taxes, or even the deficit. It's climate change. But you won't hear this from any of the presidential candidates, or the media covering their campaigns.

Cool Ways To Beat The Heat In Chicago

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 09.24.2011 | Chicago

At this point, it's getting a little hard to remember why we're supposed to love the summer heat so much. We know that snow and sleet were here just a...

Climate Change Brings More Deadly Heat Waves

Sarah Lovinger | Posted 09.19.2011 | Green
Sarah Lovinger

While July is always a warm month, the extent and duration of this year's heat is unusual and deadly. News reports indicate that people are dying in this protracted heat wave.

PHOTOS: Chicago Gets Baked

Posted 09.19.2011 | Chicago

Chicagoans are being urged to stay indoors Wednesday as the unbearable heat that has gripped much of the nation becomes even less bearable. As of ...

Oppressive Heat Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better

Posted 09.18.2011 | Chicago

Chicago is certainly not the only city suffering from extreme heat and high humidity at the moment--but things are expected to get worse before they g...

Scorching Heat Friday: See The Forecast For July 4th Weekend

Posted 08.30.2011 | Chicago

Get indoors, grab a cold beverage, and blast the A/C: Friday is expected to be the hottest day of the year, as a one-day heat wave could push the merc...