Chicago is a city (still) on a hot seat

Book reviews don't often make the front page, but Harold Henderson's "City On a Hot Seat"— an analysis of Northwestern sociologist Eric Klinenberg's book Heat Wave—made for essential reading when it hit the Reader cover on July 25, 2002.Two decades ago this July, approximately 700 Chicagoans died during a week-long heat wave that scorched the city with temperatures as high as 105 degrees and heat indexes that climbed into the 120s. It was the second deadliest week in Chicago history,...

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