The heat is affecting us in many different ways. Looks like we'll need to allow a little extra time for our trips for at least a few days. Metra has issued a heat advisory:
Due to the forecast for extremely hot weather in the Chicago region over the next several days, Metra riders may experience delays of 10 to 15 minutes. With warmer temperatures, it is necessary to operate our trains at reduced speeds to compensate for heat-related stresses on our track, switches and signals. During these types of heat advisories, we will have all resources on standby so that we can quickly respond and restore service when required. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.