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Schools chief cancels summer classes at 18 schools

For a second time in two weeks, the summertime heat has led to the cancellation of Chicago Public School summer classes, officials said.

CPS chief executive officer

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Jean-Claude Brizard

has ordered summer school classes cancelled at 18 schools that do not have air conditioning on a day where temperatures are expected to reach triple digits.

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"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," Brizard said in a statement.

Classes have been canceled at the following schools:

Altgeld, 1340 W. 71st St.; Attucks, 5055 S. State St.; Bennett, 10115 S. Prairie Ave.; Brentano, 2723 N. Fairfield Ave., Courtenay, 1726 W. Berteau Ave.; Faraday, 3250 W.

Monroe

St.; Gregory Academy, 3715 W. Polk St.; Hedges, 4747 S. Winchester Ave.; Holden, 1104 W. 31st St.; Jahn, 3149 N. Wolcott Ave.;

Kenwood

Academy, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.; Manierre, 1420 N. Hudson Ave.; Mayo, 249 E. 37th St.; Penn, 1616 S Avers Ave.; Peirce, 1423 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.; Pope, 1852 S. Albany Ave.; Stevenson, 8010 S Kostner Ave., and

Harold Washington

, 9130 S. University Ave.

Forecasters are predicting that Thursday's high temperature will hit 101 degrees, with heat indices of 104 to 112 degrees.

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