The wave of extreme heat washing over Illinois has given Chicago something it hasn't seen since 2005: a 100-degree day.National Weather Service meteorologist Stephen Rodriguez says the temperature in the city officially hit 100 degrees Thursday afternoon.
According to the National Weather service, temperatures reached the 80s in the Chicago region today, breaking yet another weather record.Today's weather has broken a record set back in 1921, making today the seventh consecutive day Chicago has either broken or tied a record for warm temperatures."
The recent heat wave in the Chicago area has now claimed 12 lives.Autopsy reports released Monday by the Cook County medical examiner's office show heat stress was a secondary factor in the death of a 78-year-old woman.
A heat advisory is in effect all around the Chicago area Monday. Highs are expected to be in the mid 90s, but it could feel as hot as 110 degrees. Gino Izzi, with the National Weather Service, said there's a chance of rain Monday, but it's not going to be the worst of the heat this week."
Recent weather has many Chicagoans asking: "What is up with the weather?" Last winter served the city one of the worst snow storms on record. And though summer is mere weeks old Chicago's already experienced heat advisories, golf-ball-sized hail and Monday’s tornado-like winds.
Even after 911 tapes released to the media included calls from people reporting young people fighting and making threats on a popular Chicago beach, police say the decision to close the beach on Memorial Day was tied to the heat and not violence or threats.In a statement Friday, police reiterated wh