The hot, dry weather is taking a toll on water mains.
With a high of 107 and a low of 86, three records were broken on July 25.
The cost-share program will be available to farmers whose production is being severely impacted by the current drought.
85 St. Louis residents this summer have sought medical relief from the heat.
The 64-year-old man was found in his mobile home on July 7.
Gov. Pat Quinn has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture for disaster designations for virtually all Illinois counties amid scorching temperatures and one of the state’s worst droughts on record.
Co-chair of Cool Down says, “The message today is for people to continue to give.”
Myron Gunter of St. Louis faces multiple charges
Latest victims in Ballwin and East St. Louis.
Treasurer Clint Zweifel says he is offering emergency 24-hour approvals.