Photos: No relief from scorching heat
July 6, 2012 10:06AM
Haley Jumapao, 20, of Joliet, (left) and her friend Lexi Smith, 20, of Rockford, eat ice cream while dipping their feet in the waters of the Rialto Square Theatre Fountain to cool off on Chicago Street in Joliet, Illinois, Friday, July 6, 2012. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun-Times Media
Updated: July 7, 2012 8:57AM
People across the Chicago area are wilting under a record-setting, triple-digit heat wave.
Heat indices are forecast to reach between 108 and 118 degrees during the afternoon hours over the next two days.
The last time the Chicago area hit high temperatures of above 100 for three consecutive days was 65 years ago - in the summer of 1947.