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Cook County Warming Centers Open As Temps Drop

News Date: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 16:30

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

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

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

Lemont

9:00am-2:00pm M-F

16300 Alba St.

Lemont

Yes

Leyden

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

2620 N. Mannheim Road       

Franklin Park

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

No

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

8:30am-12:00pm SAT

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

Yes

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-5:00pm M-F

27 Riverside Road

Riverside

No

Schaumburg

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

8:30am-9:00pm 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-THU

9:00am-4:30pm 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 Emergency 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.