Several local schools were closed early Tuesday due to the heat.
A forecast for potentially record-breaking temperatures in the mid to upper 90s prompted some school closings and early dismissals Tuesday.
High temperatures coupled with uncomfortable humidity levels could push the heat index close to 100 Tuesday, forecasters said.
Metra is reporting wire problems at the 63rd Street station in Chicago are significantly delaying trains on the Metra Electric and South Shore commuter rail lines in both directions.
Local communities are offering cooling centers due to the excessive heat.
GARY | In collaboration with Gary and NIPSCO, the Gary Community School Corp. is providing additional cooling centers to support Gary families who have been affected by power outages.
MIAMI | Game 7s do more than settle championships. They define legacies.
Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) drives to the basket as San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) and guard Manu Ginobili (20) defend during Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
SAN ANTONIO | LeBron James was better as promised. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh were the best they've been since the playoffs started.
SAN ANTONIO | Danny Green and Gary Neal aren't NBA royalty like LeBron James.
MIAMI | LeBron James overcame a terrible start to finish with 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists and the Miami Heat rolled to a 103-84 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night to even the series at a game apiece.
DEERFIELD | The next time he suits up for a game, there's a good chance Derrick Rose will actually be in a uniform and not in a jacket and slacks.
MIAMI | A fast start and faster finish were enough to send the Miami Heat back to the Eastern Conference finals.
MIAMI | Joakim Noah was fired up Wednesday night. Maybe too fired up.
The American Journal of Preventive Medicine isn’t the first place administrators, athletic trainers, coaches, and team physicians refer to for guidance. However, a study published there in January and cited last week in Scientific American warrants their interest.
Lorenzo Rivera, 9, of Portage, washes-off after a day at the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk within the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore last summer.
Tyler Adams, 6, of Hebron, plays at Valparaiso's Central Park Plaza splash pad while temperatures soar in the mid-90s last June.
GARY | Parents of students at Roosevelt College and Career Academy say it's still cold inside the building following a previous school shutdown because of a broken heating system.
Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt looks over a storage room filled with textbooks Monday during a tour of Gary's Roosevelt College and Career Academy as she and others check each classroom for heat.
Gary Community School Corp. maintenance workers make repairs to a coil for a univent heater in a classroom at Gary's Roosevelt College and Career Academy. The school has been closed for four days because of lack of heat and burst pipes.
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