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18 Deaths Blamed On Recent Heat Wave

Sun CHICAGO (STMW) – The death of eight more people in Chicago over the weekend have been attributed at least in part to heat-related causes, bringing the total of heat-related deaths in Cook County to 18, surpassing the total from last year.

Autopsies conducted on Sunday by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office listed heat stress as a factor in the latest deaths, which include:

Lucille Griffith, 100, of the 7300 block of South Peoria Street, was pronounced dead at Saint Bernard Hospital and Heath Center at 9:56 a.m. Saturday. An autopsy found she died of heart disease with heat stress as a contributing factor.

18 Deaths Blamed On Recent Heat Wave