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More record-breaking heat predicted for Chicago

  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Published in Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) — It looks like another hot day ahead for Chicago, possibly another record-breaker. An excessive heat warning remains in effect until 10 p.m. Friday, with highs again expected in the triple digits.

The record high for July 6 in Chicago was 99 degrees, which was set in 1988.

City officials are urging Chicago residents to check on their neighbors and families, the elderly and the disabled. Chicagoans can call 3-1-1 to find nearby cooling centers.

The city's emergency management agency says from June 28 through the Fourth of July, the total number of heat-related calls to 9-1-1 was 307.

The Chicago Fire Department transported 310 patients for heat-related problems during the same period. And the total number of well-being checks completed by the Department of Family and Support Services was 159.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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