Ahead of the heatwave expected to bring 100-degree temperatures to the area, Chicago Public School officials have canceled summer school classes at 10 schools that lack air conditioning.
Classes have been canceled at the following schools: Altgeld, 1340 W. 71st St.; Attucks, 5055 S. State St.; Bennett, 10115 S. Prairie Ave.; Courtenay, 1726 W. Berteau Ave.; Faraday, 3250 W. Monroe St.; Gregory Academy, 3715 W. Polk St.; Holden, 1104 W. 31st St.; Penn, 1616 S Avers Ave.; Stevenson, 8010 S Kostner Ave., and
"Due to reports of excessive heat throughout Chicago tomorrow, we have determined that it is in the best interest of our students and instructional staff to cancel summer school for the day in non-air conditioned buildings," said CPS chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizardsaid in a statement.
All schools were scheduled to be open Friday.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning, predicting the first triple-digit high temperatures in Chicago since July 24, 2005. The combination of heat and humidity will make it feel more like 105 to 110.