Chicago weather: City Council committee expected to vote on cooling ordinance after heat deaths

Chicago weather: City Council committee expected to vote on cooling ordinance after heat deaths

CHICAGO (TOC) — The Chicago Metropolis Council Zoning committee is anticipated to vote on a “cooling ordinance” Tuesday.

It comes after three ladies have been discovered lifeless amid excessive temperatures in a Rogers Park senior house final month.

As Chicago faces one other brutally sizzling day, the Committee on Zoning is anticipated to vote on a “cooling ordinance,” outlining cooling necessities for landlords.

The modifications embody necessities that senior residing facilities and large-scale condo buildings will need to have widespread areas which are air-conditioned.

SEE MORE: Household of lady who died in Rogers Park’s James Sneider Flats throughout warmth wave sues

The necessities additionally name for these air conditioners to get turned on when the warmth index exceeds 80 levels.

The ordinance was launched after three ladies have been discovered lifeless of their flats at a Rogers Park senior residing facility amid hovering temperatures.

Alderman Maria Hadden launched this ordinance. If accredited, it could require landlords to fulfill the necessities instantly with momentary gear.

And everlasting gear should be put in by Might 1, 2024.

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