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Northwest Side man is county`s 7th cold-related death of the season

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A Northwest Side man is at least the seventh cold-related death of the season in Cook County.

Thomas Kachlicki, 66, was found at his home Thursday in the 4500 block of West Wrightwood Avenue, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

Kachlicki was pronounced dead on the scene a few minutes after 2 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office.

He died of hypothermia and cold exposure, and his death was ruled an accident, an autopsy Friday found.

Six other deaths in Cook County this season have been caused at least partly by cold weather.

William Buckley, 67, was discovered death Tuesday by officers conducting a well-being check at his home in the 100 block of West 118th Street, authorities said. He died of hypothermia, cold exposure, and heart disease, an autopsy found.

Margie Chandler, 62, died at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Dec. 12, according to the medical examiner's office. An autopsy found she died from complications of hypothermia and cold exposure.

Carolyn Wilkins, 61, died at Franciscan St. James Health in Chicago Heights at 8:32 a.m. Dec. 10, according to the medical examiner's office. Wilkins, of the 1200 block of Damico Drive in Chicago Heights, died of heart disease, hypothermia and diabetes, an autopsy found.

David Kraft, 52, was discovered under a bridge Nov. 26 on the West Side, according to the medical examiner's office. He was pronounced dead there in the 3000 block of West Washington. An autopsy found Kraft died of hypothermia, cold exposure and alcoholism.

Daniel Badillo, 50, was found in the 3100 block of West 99th Street and pronounced dead at St. Anthony Hospital on Nov. 24, according to the medical examiner's office. An autopsy found he died of hypothermia, cold exposure, and acute and chronic alcoholism.

A 64-year-old woman found dead in the North Side Uptown neighborhood in October was the season's first cold-related death. Beverly Weaver was found dead in the 1500 block of West Lawrence Avenue on Oct. 25, according to the medical examiner's office. An autopsy found she died of hypothermia, cold exposure and HCVD.

All of the deaths have been ruled accidental.

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