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Cook County Offers Heat Safety Tips and Cooling Center Information

News Date: 
Monday, Aug 27, 2018 - 03:00

Dangerous heat is expected today throughout Cook County. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures could reach the mid-90s and heat index could climb as high as 109 degrees in parts of Cook County. The County’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management offers the following tips to help keep you safe.

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Try to stay in the shade or indoors as much as possible
  • If working outside, take frequent breaks, preferably in an air conditioned space
  • Check on elderly neighbors and those with functional needs
  • Take pets indoors and make sure they have plenty of water
  • Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle

 

Residents who do not have access to air conditioning are encouraged to take advantage of cooling centers throughout Cook County.

The list of cooling centers is also available on the DHSEM website http://cookcountyhomelandsecurity.org/cook-county-cooling-centers.

Township/ Village

Hours of Operation

Address

City

Transportation

Barrington

 

6am-10pm M-F (Main Station) except on holidays.
If a heat wave occurs, this facility can be operational 24 hrs a day.

201 S. Spring St. (Train Station)

Barrington

No

Bartlett

Operational 24 x 365

228 S. Main St.
(Police Department)

Bartlett

No

Berwyn Township

Monday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

2700 S. Harlem Ave. (Library)

Berwyn

No

Bloom Township

Monday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

425 S. Halsted St.

Chicago Heights

No

Bremen Township

Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

15350 S. Oak Park Ave.
(Community Center)

Oak Forest

No

Bremen Township

Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

16361 S. Kedzie Pkwy.

Markham

No

Brookfield

24/7 during a heat wave.
Residents can enter through the police station (outside village hall) during hours 9 a.m.- 6p.m. M-F

8820 Brookfield Ave. (Brookfield Village Hall)

Brookfield

No

Calumet Township

Monday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

12633 S. Ashland Ave.

Calumet Park

Yes

Cicero Township

Monday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

2250 S. 49th Ave.

Cicero

No

Cicero Township

Monday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: Open 24 hrs
Sunday: Open 24 hrs

4901 W. Cermak Road
(Police Office)

Cicero

Yes.
Please call (708) 388 - 6606 and ask for transit. Available hours are 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Cicero Township

Monday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

4949 W. Cermak Road
(Village Building)

Cicero

No

Cicero Township

Monday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

5410 W. 34th St.
(Public Safety Building)

Cicero

Yes.
Please call (708) 388 - 6606 and ask for transit. Available hours are 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Cicero Township

Monday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

5444 W. 34th St.

Cicero

No

Dixmoor

Monday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

170 W. 145th St.
(Village Hall)

Dixmoor

Yes.
Residents can arrange transportation with Village Hall by calling (708) 359 - 6916.

Elk Grove Township

Monday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

2400 S. Arlington Heights Road

Arlington Heights

No

Evanston Township

When in Evanston Township and the City of Evanston please dial 311

 

 

 

Hanover Township

Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

240 S. Route 59
(Senior Center)

Bartlett

Yes.
Only available within the township.
Cost: $1 donation each ride.

Harvey

Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

15301 Dixie Hwy. (Police Dept.)

Harvey

No

Hazel Crest

Monday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

2903 W. 175th St. (Fire Dept.)

Hazel Crest

No

Hazel Crest

Monday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

3000 W. 170th Pl. (Fire Dept.)

Hazel Crest

No

Hazel Crest

Monday: 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday: 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

2600 171st St. (Park District)

Hazel Crest

No

Lemont Township

Monday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

1115 Warner Ave. (Lemont Township Offices)

Lemont

Yes

Lemont Township

Monday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

16028 127th St.
(Core Athletic Center)

Lemont

Yes

Leyden Township

Monday: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday: 6 a.m. - Noon

2620 N. Mannheim Road

Franklin Park

No

Maine Township

Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

*Unless it is a legal holiday*

1700 Ballard Road

Park Ridge

No

Niles Township

Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

5255 Lincoln Ave.

Skokie

No

Norwood Park Township

Monday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

7833 W. Lawrence Ave.

Norridge

No

Norwood Park Township

Monday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

7833 W. Lawrence Ave.

Norridge

No

Oak Park Township

Monday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

130 S. Oak Park Ave.

Oak Park

No

Orland Park

24/7
(during a severe heat wave)

15100 S. Ravinia Ave.
(Orland Park Police Department)

Orland Park

Yes, only in extreme circumstances and only for residents of Orland Park
(708-349-4111)

Orland Township

Monday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

14807 Ravinia Ave.

Orland Park

Yes, for township seniors 55 and older. One-way rides within the township are $2. One-way rides outside of the township are $4. Due to current economic conditions, Orland Township is able to make special financial accommodations for seniors in need.

Palatine

Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

721 S. Quentin Road

Palatine

No

Palatine

Monday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

1200 W. Algonquin Road
(Harper College Main Campus)

Palatine

No

Palos Township

Monday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

10802 S. Roberts Road

Palos Hills

No

Prospect Heights

Monday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

1375 S. Wolf Road (Harper College Learning and Career Center)

Prospect Heights

No

Proviso Township

Monday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

4565 Harrison St.

Hillside

Yes.
Rides are available Monday through Friday, to this location only and must be registered before a ride is needed.
Riders must be 60 years of age or older.

Rich Township

Monday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

22013 Governors Hwy.

Richton Park

No

Riverside Township

Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

27 Riverside Road

Riverside

No

Schaumburg

Monday: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

650 E. Higgins Road (Harper College Professional Center)

Schaumburg

No

Schaumburg Township

Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

One Illinois Blvd.

Hoffman Estates

No

Stickney Township

Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

7745 S. Leamington Ave. (Louis S. Viverity Senior Center)

Burbank

No

Thornton Township

Monday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Closed on Holidays

333 E. 162nd St.

South Holland

No

Tinley Park

(24/7 during a severe heat wave or if needed by a Tinley Park resident)

17355 S. 68th Ct. (Public Safety Building)

Tinley Park

Yes.
Please call (708) 532 - 9111 for arrangements.

Tinley Park

(24/7 during a severe heat wave or if needed by a Tinley Park resident)

7850 W. 183rd St. (Police Department)

Tinley Park

Yes.
Please call (708) 532 - 9111 for arrangements.

Tinley Park

(24/7 during a severe heat wave or if needed by a Tinley Park resident)

8125 W. 171st
(Bettenhausen Rec Center)

Tinley Park

Yes.
Please call (708) 532 - 9111 for arrangements.

Wheeling Township

Monday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

1616 N. Arlington Heights Road

Arlington Heights

No

Worth Township

Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

*Unless it is a legal holiday*

11601 S. Pulaski Road

Alsip

No