Cooling Centers Open Around Illinois in High Heat

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Human Services has set up more than 100 cooling centers around the state as high heat and humidity linger.

Gov. Pat Quinn’s office said in a news release Monday that the centers are open in Department of Human Services offices. Their locations are available by calling the agency or checking its website.

The National Weather Service issued heat warnings for all of Illinois except the extreme northern counties.

With highs in central Illinois expected to reach the mid-90s and heat-index readings forecast well above 100 many schools that lack air conditioning are sending students home early.

The weather service says dangerously hot weather will return Tuesday before temperatures fall back on Wednesday.

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