Jul 20, 2016

Chicago braces for intense heat wave not seen since 2013

Chicago, IL
USA
by
Vikki Ortiz Healy and Nereida Moreno
,
Chicago Tribune
Chicagoans try to beat the summer heat. Photo: Chicago Tribune
Chicagoans try to beat the summer heat. Photo: Chicago Tribune

Scorching temperatures and muggy air will make the Chicago area feel like a giant sauna over the next several days, sending emergency responders into high alert while prompting pop-up community cooling stations, makeshift ice beds for zoo animals and postponement of popular outdoor events