Near-record heat expected Memorial Day

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CHICAGO -- Temperatures on Monday could tie or break another heat record. Temps may reach about 95 degrees.

Temps hit 97 degrees Sunday, tying for the second hottest day in May in recorded history.

Despite the heat, the Chicago Fire Department is warning people to not jump into Lake Michigan. The cold water temperature will illicit a gasping reflex from those who jump in.

The city's cooling centers are not open yet, so if residents need to chill out some place, the city is recommending they go to the nearest police department or hospital.

Officials recommend the following tips for staying safe in the heat:

Naperville canceled their Memorial Day due to the heat.

It was previously reported that 31st Street Beach was closed due to overcrowding due to the heat. Officials said the beach was closed by police due to large groups of teens heading toward the beach. The group had been downtown and police was working to get them on the Red Line. Police closed the beach at that point.

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