2 Recent Cook County Deaths Reportedly Related To Cold Weather

Jim Gudas
November 23, 2019 - 6:16 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Two more deaths in Cook County have been linked at least in part to cold weather.

Natalia Derevyanny of the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office says a 70-year-old man died on Oct. 27 on Armitage Avenue near Kedzie in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood because of cold exposure, as well as heart disease, high blood pressure and intoxication.

She says a 54-year-old man died on Oct. 22 on Cicero Avenue near 155th Street in Oak Forest due to the cold, with alcohol addiction a contributing factor.

"We urge Cook County residents to check on their neighbors, check on friends and family," Derevyanny said.

She encourages neighbors to make sure friends and family have access to heat during the cold season, adding that Cook County has seen at least four deaths linked to cold exposure this season.