20th anniversary of the Chicago heat wave

20th anniversary of the Chicago heat wave
20th anniversary of the Chicago heat wave

20th anniversary of the Chicago heat wave

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We bring you the story of what was happening on the ground as the number of heat wave victims escalated. We talk to Cory Franklin, who was the director of medical intensive care at Cook County Hospital, and Roy Dames, who was executive officers of the medical examiner’s office. They discuss the difficulty in getting city officials to understand the severity of the crisis, and that deaths were reaching unprecedented levels. (Flickr/k.draper)