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Chuck Arwood of Hogan Plumbing takes a drink during a break on Thursday at a Naperville construction site. "We try to start early and get done early." he said of working on very hot days.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

Greg Rosenquist of Dwight has the unenviable task of making kettle corn at the Libertyvlle Farmers Market.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Painter Luis Lopez of DiVinci Painters preps the windows on Cook Mansion in downtown Libertyville .

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Bob Miller of Elk Grove takes a water break after setting up for the Dog Days event Thursday in downtown Libertyvile.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Libertyville firefighter Derek Kwong works on filling a dog jumping pool in preparation for the Dog Days event in downtown Libertyville.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Crews deal with the heat as they work behind a paver on Butterfield Road in Wheaton on Thursday.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

Armando Garcia with Lindholm Roofing, far right, and co-workers labor in the heat in Des Plaines on Thursday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Armando Garcia with Lindholm Roofing swipes sweat away while working on a roof in Des Plaines on Thursday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Armando Garcia with Lindholm Roofing, far right, and co-workers labor in the heat in Des Plaines on Thursday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Tom Dybas with Martam Construction Inc. out of Elgin rolls up his sleeves while working on sewer construction on Main Street near Seventh Ave. on Thursday, July 5. Dybas said he'd rather deal with extreme cold than extreme heat. His brother, foreman Kenneth Dybas, would rather working the heat.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Tom Dybas with Martam Construction Inc. out of Elgin grabs hooks to connect to a trench box to be lowered into the ground while working on sewer construction on Main Street near Seventh Ave. on Thursday, July 5. Dybas said he'd rather deal with extreme cold than extreme heat. His brother, foreman Kenneth Dybas, would rather working the heat.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Joe Dolci, Jr. with Martam Construction Inc. out of Elgin shovels gravel in prep to be poured into a completed sewer line installation on Main Street near Seventh Ave. in St. Charles. Kenneth Dybas, one of several foreman on the project, says they keep everyone "well hydrated" and if there are, "Any signs of fatigue we get them in the shade right away."

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Ascencion Mayorga with Martam Construction Inc. out of Elgin takes a long drink from a cooler off the back of a pickup truck while working on the sewer line installation project on Main Street near Seventh Ave. in St. Charles. Given the choice of working in the heat or the cold, Mayorga would opt to work in the heat. "You can't move in the cold." Kenneth Dybas, one of several foreman on the project, says they keep everyone "well hydrated" and if there are, "Any signs of fatigue we get them in the shade right away."

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Max Hanna with JW Construction out of Lake Geneva, WI, refills his water bottles with cold hose water during the installation of a pergola in a Carpentersville backyard. He and Joe Weston, owner of the company, manage the heat and are able to continue working in it by taking several water breaks in the shade. Hanna was ok in the heat as well saying, "Starting early makes you feel better." He jokingly added the heat makes for, "Easy weight loss."

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Joe Weston, owner of JW Construction out of Lake Geneva, WI, and employee Max Hanna work on installing a pergola in the back yard of a Carpentersville home on Thursday, July 5. Weston likes to start early in order end early on hot days like this. He finds the extreme heat easier to deal with than extreme cold. "The heat's easier to deal with. You can take a lot of breaks." They manage the heat and are able to continue working in it by taking several water breaks in the shade.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Joe Weston, owner of JW Construction out of Lake Geneva, WI, and employee Max Hanna work on installing a pergola in the back yard of a Carpentersville home on Thursday, July 5. Weston likes to start early in order end early on hot days like this. He finds the extreme heat easier to deal with than extreme cold. "The heat's easier to deal with. You can take a lot of breaks." They manage the heat and are able to continue working in it by taking several water breaks in the shade. Hanna was ok in the heat as well saying, "Starting early makes you feel better." He jokingly added the heat makes for, "Easy weight loss."

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Joe Weston, owner of JW Construction out of Lake Geneva, WI, cools off with cold water from the hose during an installation of a pergola in a Carpentersville backyard .Weston likes to start early in order end early on hot days like this. He finds the extreme heat easier to deal with than extreme cold. "The heat's easier to deal with. You can take a lot of breaks." He manages the heat and can continue working in it by taking several water breaks in the shade.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Gallery updated: 7/6/2012 6:25 AM

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Images of Thursday's heat. Workers from around the suburbs tried to stay cool as temperatures remained above 100 degrees.
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