Late season blast of heat hits Chicago

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The heat and humidity has settled in over Chicago for the last unofficial week of summer.

Highs in the 90s are predicted today and Tuesday with humidity potentially pushing the heat index into the 100s, according to the National Weather Service. There’s a good chance temperatures both days will approach the record highs of 97, both set in 1973. Tuesday looks like the hottest of the two days.

CPS students returned to class today, but Chicago-area beaches were still busy.

WGN’s Sean Lewis talked with residents on how they are beating the heat.

For more on West Aurora School District’s early release plans, log on to their website.

For a list of cooling centers visit

For forecast updates, log on to Chicago Weather Center.

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