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More record-breaking heat predicted for 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

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Rep. Jackson treated for 'more serious' ailments

Rep. Jackson treated for 'more serious' ailments
CHICAGO (AP) — The mystery surrounding U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s leave of absence deepened Thursday as his office disclosed a few more vague details about his medical condition, saying his ailments were "more serious" than previously thought and he needs extended inpatient treatment.

But his staff gave no hint of the congressman's whereabouts

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City of Chicago Cooling Centers

The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services operates six cooling centers during the summer months. Additional facilities are opened as needed in libraries, Park District buildings, senior centers and other community venues.

Centers are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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Chicago installing safety signs at crosswalks

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago has started installing signs at intersections to remind motorists they need to stop if pedestrians are in crosswalks.

The Chicago Department of Transportation is putting in the signs as part of an effort to increase pedestrian safety and reduce crashes. The department says the city has about 3,000 crashes a year between motor

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Criminal Court building renamed for Leighton

Criminal Court building renamed for Leighton
The Honorable George N. Leighton was honored Friday with the renaming of the 26th

Street and California Avenue Criminal Courthouse in his honor.

Leighton, 99, a revered civil rights attorney, was “satisfied” of the honor.

“I don’t have any proud moments, there’s no room for pride. I’m not proud, I’m satisfied. It’s a manifestation of appreci

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