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Chicago shuts down cooling centers on fourth day of heat wave

Posted on AllSides June 18th, 2024
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The city cited the Juneteenth holiday for closing all but one cooling center for vulnerable residents Wednesday even as temperatures are expected to exceed 90 degrees for the fourth-straight day. “It’s extremely alarming that we are shrinking our cooling centers in the middle of a heat wave,” said state Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, who represents Chicago’s Northwest Side and advocates for the homeless and other vulnerable populations. This week, the city established six cooling centers for those who need to escape the dangerous temperatures because they don’t have air conditioning and...

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