On Friday, June 29, the National Weather Service issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Cook County, Illinois active until 7:00 PM on Saturday, June 30. Heat Index values are forecast to meet or exceed the locally defined warning criteria for at least two days. Maximum daytime indices may be as peak at 105-110 degrees Fahrenheit with afternoon highs in the mid- to upper-90 degrees Fahrenheit.

As such, the West Loop Community Organization (WLCO), in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), has cancelled the outdoor June 30 Fulton Market Expo (FMX), with plans to resume as usual next Saturday, July 7, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Safety is WLCO’s first priority, and we coordinate our responsibility to the public’s well-being seriously.

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity over the weekend will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are more likely. Residents of the City of Chicago can call 311 to request well-being checks on neighbors or for information on finding the nearest cooling center. If you or anyone you know experiences symptoms of heat stroke it is advised to call 911.

For more information on the advisory, please visit the National Weather Service’s website at forecast.weather.gov. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we monitor the situation.

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