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Extra Extra: The '95 Heat Wave Was 20 Years Ago

By Selena Fragassi in News on Jul 11, 2015 8:00PM

  • Next week marks the 20th anniversary of the deadly heat wave Chicago experienced in the summer of 1995 that took 739 lives and provided heat indexes of up to 126 degrees over a span of five days. In a weird twist forecasts show we could also get our first triple digit temperature on Monday. [Sun-Times]

  • Patrick Sharp reflects on 10 years of playing with the Chicago Blackhawks after it was announced that he was traded to the Dallas Stars on Friday night. “I can tell you that I’m extremely proud of everything I’ve accomplished in the last 10 years, both on and off the ice,” he said. [ESPN]

  • The Chicago area now has not one, but two, Turkey Testicle Festivals competing for your patronage in November. [ABC7]

  • If you're one of the Dead fans who didn't get the seats you were promised after a mail-order ticket snafu, promoters have now announced procedures to receive a refund. [Tribune]

  • Bon Voyage! More than 300 boats have set sail from Navy Pier for the 107th annual race to Mackinac Island in Michigan. The 333-mile race will take 40 to 60 hours to complete. [NWI Times]
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