Today on the Morning Shift, we take a look back at Chicago's 1995 heat wave that killed 739 people. We also hear about artistic responses to the disaster. Plus, the FBI has been ensnaring young Muslims in the Chicago area on terrorism charges. We look at the bureau's tactics and whether, in some cases, they may go too far. We'll look at a "not-in-my-backyard" tussle over renting vs. owning in the West Loop. And finally, we get a review of last weekend's Taste of Chicago.
Meteorologists are calling this week’s 90 degree temperatures an “unrelenting heat wave.”But some relentless Chicago runners are unfazed.Marge Garcia was training for the Chicago triathlon this week along the Lakeshore Drive path.
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.
It's going to be a scorcher outside this weekend through Thursday. Temperatures will be in the 90s but the heat index will make it feel more like 100 plus degrees.Dr. Bechara Choucair is the commissioner for the Chicago Department of Public Health.
Chicagoans can expect another scorcher, though a front is expected to bring cooler temperatures and thunderstorms to the region Wednesday evening.Rose Sengenberger, with the National Weather Service in Romeoville, said temperatures on Wednesday will climb into the mid-90s, with heat index readings a