Hadden said that she had started getting complaints from residents at the James Sneider apartments, 7450 N Rogers, on Thursday. By that time, Chicago had suffered through days of an unseasonable heat wave.
Hadden said that she had visited with residents still without air conditioning and that the heat was unbearable. Management had turned on the air conditioning on Saturday.
"From being in those units – it's so hot. These are senior residents. Residents with health conditions," Hadden said.
The Chicago Fire Department was on site on Saturday and confirmed that over the course of the afternoon and evening, three women in their 60s and 70s were found dead.