Jul 7, 2012

Heat wave of 1995

Chicago, IL
USA
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Chicago Tribune
Chicago Police officers remove the body of man from the Sutherland Hotel. Officials said the death was linked to the extreme heat. Photo: Tribune archive photo, July 18, 1995
Chicago Police officers remove the body of man from the Sutherland Hotel. Officials said the death was linked to the extreme heat. Photo: Tribune archive photo, July 18, 1995

The most notorious heat wave in Chicago was the deadly July 1995 stretch that killed more than 700 area residents. On July 13, 1995 Chicago's high temperature for the day reached 104 degrees.