Officials encourage cooling centers, well-being checks during heat wave

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heatThe Chicago area is under a heat advisory from 11 a.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday.

City officials are spreading the word about places to cool off, especially for the elderly.

Heat is the leading cause of weather-related death in the U.S.; more dangerous than earthquakes or hurricanes.

As always, officials urge that everyone check in on their elderly neighbors, or people without air conditioning.

You can find resources near you, by calling 311.

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