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Officials: Cold weather kills Cook County man

CHICAGO (AP) — A 70-year-old man found frozen in his home in suburban Chicago became the eighth victim of the cold this winter — and the first death tied to the current cold snap.

Mary Paleologos of the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office says the man was found in an unheated home in a Des Plaines trailer park on Sunday. She says the cold weather also caused the death of a 71-year-old man who was found dead in his car in Glenview last Thursday.

Meanwhile, officials in Chicago have opened a number of warming centers and say there are more than 3,700 beds available for people who need shelter overnight.

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