According to NCDC, July 2011 was the hottest month in Illinois since 1955. Climate morons complained about the man-made epic heat last summer in Chicago, which averaged 8F cooler than July, 1936. The graph below plots the difference in maximum temperatures on each day of the month.
July of 1936 had twelve days over 100 degrees. July 2011 had no days over 100 degrees.
If we had a repeat of the 1930s, many prominent climate scientists would demand world communism as the only possible fix.