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Cook County Warming Centers Open As Temps Drop

News Date: 
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 15:00

Municipalities around Cook County have opened warming centers for area residents to safely cope with the sub-freezing temperatures the region is experiencing:

Township

Hours of Operation

Address

City

Transport

Berwyn

9:00am-9:00pm M-THU
9:00am-5:00pm FRI-SAT
1:00pm-5:00pm SUN          

2701 S. Harlem

Berwyn

No

Berwyn

24/7

6401 W. 31st St.

Berwyn

No

Berwyn

24/7

6616 W. 16th St.

Berwyn

No

Berwyn

7:00am-9:00pm M-F

6501 W. 31st St.

Berwyn

No

Berwyn

9:00am-5:00pm M-THU
9:00am-3:00pm FRI

3701 Scolville Ave.

Berwyn

No

Bloom

8:00am-4:30pm M-F      

425 S. Halsted St.

Chicago Heights

No

Bremen

9:00am-5:00pm M-F

16361 S. Kedzie Parkway

Markham

No

Calumet

8:00am-4:00pm M-F

12633 Ashland Ave.

Calumet Park

Yes

Cicero

8:00am-8:00pm M-F

4949 W. Cermak Road

Cicero

No

Cicero

8:00am-8:00pm M-F

5444 W. 34th Ave.

Cicero

No

Cicero

8:00am-8:00pm M-F

2250 S. 49th Ave.

Cicero

No

Elk Grove

9:00am-4:00pm M-F

2400 S. Arlington Heights Road

Arlington Heights

No

Hanover

8:30am-4:30pm M/W/F
8:30am-8:00pm TUE/THU
8:30am-12:30pm SAT

240 S. Route 59

Bartlett

Yes

Lemont

9:00am-4:00pm M-F

1115 Warner Ave.

Lemont

Yes

Leyden

6:00am-9:00pm M-F
9:00am-3:00pm SAT

2620 N. Mannheim Road       

Franklin Park

No

Maine

9:00am-5:00pm M-F

1700 Ballard Road

Park Ridge

No

Niles

9:00am-5:00pm M-F

5255 Main St.

Skokie

No

Norwood Park

9:00am-4:00pm M-THU
9:00am-3:00pm FRI

7833 W. Lawrence Ave.

Norridge

No

Oak Park

8:00am-5:00pm M-F

130 S. Oak Park Ave.

Oak Park

Yes

Orland

8:00am-4:30pm M/W/THU/F
8:00am-6:00pm TUE

14807 S. Ravinia Ave.

Orland Park

Yes

Palatine

8:30am-7:00pm M
8:30am-4:00pm TUE-FRI

721 S. Quentin Road

Palatine

No

Palos

8:30am-4:30pm M-F

10802 S. Roberts Road

Palos Hills

No

Proviso

8:30am-4:30pm M-F

4565 Harrison St.

Hillside

No

Rich

9:00am-4:00pm M-F

22013 Governors Highway

Richton Park

No

River Forest

8:00am-8:00pm M-F

8020 W. Madison St.

River Forest

No

Riverside

9:00am-3:00pm M-F

27 Riverside Road

Riverside

No

Schaumburg

8:30am-10:00pm M-F

One Illinois Blvd.

Hoffman Estates

No

Stickney

8:30am-4:00pm M-F

7745 S. Leamington

Burbank

No

Thornton

9:00am-4:00pm M-F

333 E. 162nd St.

South Holland

No

Wheeling

9:00am-9:00pm M-F

1616 N. Arlington Heights Road

Arlington Heights

No

Worth

8:30am-4:30pm M-F

11601 S. Pulaski Road

Alsip

No

The list of warming centers can also be found on the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergenvy Management (DHSEM) website: http://cookcountyhomelandsecurity.org/cook-county-warming-centers.

Residents should always follow these tips during cold weather to keep themselves and their families safe:

  • Never use your oven for heat.
  • Never bring charcoal or gas grills indoors (they are a carbon monoxide hazard).
  • Make sure all portable heaters are unplugged when not in use.
  • Use electric space heaters with extreme caution – avoid placing them near curtains or other flammable materials and turn them off before going to bed.
  • Keep heat at adequate levels or leave faucets open with a slight drip to prevent pipes from freezing.
  • Keep moving. Your body generates its own heat when you engage in physical activities.


For more tips, visit the DHSEM website: www.cookcountyhomelandsecurity.org.

For interviews, media may contact Natalia Derevyanny at natalia.derevyanny@cookcountyil.gov or 312.603.8286.

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The Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management integrates first responders, their departments and resources from 134 Cook County municipalities, and serves as the central agency in Cook County for coordinating efforts to prevent, protect against, mitigate the effects of, respond to, and recover from all incidents, whether man-made or natural. For more information, visit our website at www.cookcountyhomelandsecurity.org.