- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 13, 2016

WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) - Three people have likely died from cold exposure in the Chicago area as temperatures dipped into the single digits this week.

Lake County officials tell the Daily Herald that 68-year-old Margaret A. Burke died Monday of hypothermia. Investigators say the heat in the woman’s Ingleside-area home wasn’t working when her body was found.

In Chicago, the Cook County medical examiner says 90-year-old Nellie Gordon died of hypothermia. Her body was found Monday in her driveway in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood.

And in McHenry County, Coroner Anne Majewski says a 70-year-old woman was found dead Monday outside her residence in the Chicago suburb of Woodstock with signs of cold exposure. The coroner says a preliminary examination found the woman died of hypothermia. The woman wasn’t immediately identified pending notification of her family.

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