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Cook County Warming Centers Open as Temperatures Drop

News Date: 
Friday, Nov 08, 2019 - 09:45

Cook County Warming Centers Open as Temperatures Drop

Temperatures could drop to record lows in the coming days. The Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security (EMRS) reminds residents to take appropriate precautions to protect themselves and their families. 

Municipalities and townships across Cook County are opening warming centers for residents. Residents who do not have adequate heating in their homes are encouraged to visit a warming center to ensure they remain safe.

Berwyn (Library)

2701 S. Harlem Ave. 
Berwyn, IL
9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. M-THU
9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. F-SAT
1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. SUN
Transport: No

Berwyn (Freedom Park)

3701 S. Scoville Ave.
Berwyn, IL
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., M-F
Transport: No

Berwyn (Recreational Dept.)

6501 W. 31st St.
Berwyn, IL
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: No

Bloom

425 S. Halsted St.
Chicago Heights, IL
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. M/W
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. T/THU/F
Transport: No

Bremen 

16361 S. Kedzie Parkway
Markham, IL
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: No

Calumet

12633 Ashland Ave.
Calumet Park, IL
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: Yes, please call (708) 388-6606.

Cicero (Village Building)

4949 W. Cermak
Cicero, IL
8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m., M-F
Transport: No

Cicero (Library)

5444 W. 34th St. 
Cicero, IL
8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: No

Cicero (Community Center)

2250 S. 49th Ave.
Cicero, IL
8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: No

Elk Grove 

2400 S. Arlington Heights Rd. 
Arlington Heights, IL
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: No

Hanover (Senior Center)

240 S. IL Route 59
Bartlett, IL
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M/W/F
8:30 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. T and THURS
8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. SAT
Transport: Yes; only available within the township. Cost: $1 donation each ride.  Please call (630) 483-5600.

Lemont (Township Offices)

1115 Warner Ave.
Lemont, IL
9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: Yes, please call (630) 257-2522.

Lemont (Community Center)

16300 Alba St.
Lemont, IL
9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: Yes, please call (630) 257-2522.

Leyden

2620 N. Mannheim Rd. 
Franklin Park, IL
6:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. M-F
6:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. SAT
6:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. SUN
Transport: No

Maine 

1700 Ballard Rd. 
Park Ridge, IL
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: No

Niles

5255 Lincoln Ave.
Skokie, IL
9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: No

Norwood Park

7833 W. Lawrence Ave.
Norridge, IL
9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. M - THUR
9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. F
Transport: No

Oak Park

130 S. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL
8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. M-F 
Transport: Yes, for residents 60 years old and older, and adults 18-59 years old with a disability. Please call: (708) 383-4806.

Orland Park 

14807 Ravinia Ave.
Orland Park, IL
8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M/W/THUR/F
8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. T
Transport: Yes, for seniors 55 and older. Please call (708) 403-4222.

Palatine

721 S. Quentin Road
Palatine, IL
8:30 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. M
8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. T- F
8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. SAT
Transport: No

Palos

1082 Roberts Rd.
Palos Hills, IL
8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M-F
Transport: No

Proviso

4565 W. Harrison St.
Hillside, IL
8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M-F
Transport: Yes, for seniors 60 and older. Please call (708) 449-4300.

Rich

22013 Governors Hwy
Richton Park, IL
9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: No

Riverside 

27 Riverside Road
Riverside, IL
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: No

Schaumburg 

1 Illinois Boulevard
Hoffman Estates, IL
8:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m. M-THURS
8:30 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. F
Transport: No

Stickney

7745 S. Leamington Ave.
Burbank, IL

8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. F
Transport: No

Wheeling

1616 N. Arlington Heights Rd. 
Arlington Heights, IL
8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M-F
Transport: No

Worth

11601 S. Pulaski Rd. 
Alsip, IL
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-THURS
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. F
Transport: No

The list of warming centers can also be found on the Cook County Department Emergency Management and Regional Security (EMRS) website:

https://cookcountyemergencymanagement.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.