deaths http://northernpublicradio.org en Illinoisans in better position to battle heat wave http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinoisans-better-position-battle-heat-wave <p>Another heat wave is gripping northern Illinois this week.&nbsp; While the extreme temperatures will create difficult conditions for many residents, a Northern Illinois University professor says&nbsp;residents are&nbsp;in a much better position to prevent heat-related fatalities than was the case more than 15 years ago.&nbsp; Mon, 16 Jul 2012 10:01:36 +0000 Mike Moen 14999 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinoisans in better position to battle heat wave