Here’s How to Stay Cool During Chicago’s Heat Wave

Okay, folks, you know the drill.

It’s supposed to be 98 degrees in Chicago this weekend with a heat index of up to 110. And though Americans in the south might scoff at those numbers, ’round these parts, that’s known as a heat wave.

Here’s everything you need to know to stay cool in Chicago over the next few days.

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Sweet, sweet frozen relief.

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When in doubt, head to the lake. Many Chicago beaches have put out a swim ban recently due to high levels of bacteria, though, so make sure to check ahead of time.

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A little lakeside breeze never hurt anybody.

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That air conditioning is always BLASTING.

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Chillin’ from the inside out.

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I mean, c’mon. This one was a given.

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If it’s gonna be hot, you might as well enjoy yourself, right?

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Get out and about before the heat comes out to play.

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Try to forget how much you’re sweating.

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Catch a little breeze along the river this weekend.

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“It’s cooler by the lake, you guys” – everyone, this weekend.

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If there was ever a great time for fro-yo… it’s now.

 

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