The air conditioning in Mercy Housing in the Old Town fails, but no heat-related injuries have been reported
CHICAGO (SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) – Air conditioning in a five-story, affordable, low-income apartment building in the Old Town was not working properly on Saturday, leading officials to offer resettlement for residents.
At around 7:35 a.m., firefighters responding to an independent call discovered that the air conditioning at Mercy Housing, 1244 N. Clybourn Ave., was not working as temperatures climbed into the 90s, Chicago police and fire departments said .
Building management informed the Chicago Fire Department that the air conditioning in the building needs repairing and is expected to be out of order for at least two days, firefighters said.
CTA refrigerated buses were ordered for residents and firefighters went to each unit and offered to relocate them to another location provided by management, police said.
A person of 96 residents decided to move, said the firefighters. Another person was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment for a non-heat related condition.