AURORA, Ill. (AP) -- Temperatures are pushing into the low 90s in parts of Illinois this week, and health officials are offering tips to stay cool.
The Kane County Health Department says prolonged exposure to the heat can have serious consequences.
The department suggests avoiding hot foods and heavy meals because they add heat to your body. They also say you should drink plenty of fluids and limit sun exposure during the middle of the day.
Infants and children should be dressed in loose clothing and summer hats. Children, infants and pets also should never be left alone in a parked car.
The department also suggests checking on friends or relatives over the age of 65 twice a day if it's extremely hot outside.