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Cooling Centers Open Across Cook County During Excessive Heat Watch

News Date: 
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 - 08:30

Temperatures in Cook County are expected to rise into the 90s for much of the week. Add in high humidity and the heat index could climb over 100 degrees in the coming days. The County’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management reminds residents to take extra precautions during this heat wave.

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Try to stay in the shade or indoors as much as possible
  • Check on elderly neighbors and those with functional needs
  • Take pets indoors and make sure they have plenty of water


Residents who do not have access to air conditioning are encouraged to take advantage of cooling centers throughout Cook County. Click here for interactive map of all locations.

Township/Village Hours of Operation Address City Transportation Office # After Hours #
Barrington 24/7 400 N. Northwest Hwy Barrington No 847-304-3400 847-270-9111 (PD)
Barrington 5am-10pm M-F (except holidays) 201 S. Spring St Barrington No 847-304-3400 847-270-9111 (PD)
Berwyn 9am-9pm M-F, 9am-6pm Sat, 9am-5pm Sun 2700 S. Harlem Berwyn No 708-788-2660 708-795-5600 (PD)
Berwyn 24/7 6401 W. 31st St Berwyn No 708-795-2150 708-795-5600 (PD)
Bloom 8:30am-4:30pm M-F 425 S. Halsted Chicago Heights No 708-754-9400 708-756-6400 (PD)
Bremen 9am-3pm M-F 15350 S. Oak Park  Oak Forest No 708-333-9530 708-687-1376 (PD)
Bremen 9am-5pm M-F 16361 S. Kedzie Pkwy  Markham No 708-333-9530 708-687-1376 (PD)
Calumet 8am-4pm M-F 12633 Ashland Calumet Park Yes, call 708-388-6606   708-388-6606 708-385-0264 (PD)
Cicero 8am-8pm M-F 4949 W. Cermak Cicero No 708-656-3600 708-652-2130 (PD)
Cicero 8pm-8am M-F, 24/7 Sat-Sun 4901 W. Cermak Cicero No 708-656-3600 708-652-2130 (PD)
Cicero 8am-8pm M-F 5410 W. 34th St Cicero No 708-656-3600 708-652-2130 (PD)
Cicero 8am-8pm M-F 2250 S. 49th Ave Cicero No 708-656-3600 708-652-2130 (PD)
Elk Grove 9am-4pm M-F 2400 S. Arlington Hts Arlington Heights Yes, limited to elderly/disabled residents registered with Elk Grove  847-437-0300 847-368-5300 (PD)
Hanover 8:30am-4:30pm M-F, 8:30am-12:30pm Sat 240 S. Illinois Rt. 59 Barlett Yes, call 630-483-5656  630-483-5600 630-837-0846 (PD)
Leyden 6am-9pm M-F, 9am-3pm Sat 2620 N. Mannheim Franklin Park No 847-451-5144 847-455-0180 (FD)
Lyons 9am-4pm M-F 6404 W. Joliet Rd Countryside No 708-482-8300 708-352-2171 (PD)
Maine 9am-5pm M-F 1700 Ballard Rd Park Ridge No 847-297-2510 847-297-5911 (EMA)
Niles 9am-5pm M-F 5255 Main St Skokie No 847-673-9300 847-982-5900 (PD)
Norwood Park 9am-4pm M-F 7833 W. Lawrence Norridge No 708-453-0861 708-453-7880 (PD)
Oak Park 8am-2pm M-F 130 S. Oak Park Ave Oak Park Yes, call 708-383-4806 (24 hours in advance) 708-383-8060 708-383-3800 (PD)
Orland 8am-4:30pm M-F 14807 Ravinia Ave Orland Park Yes, call 708-403-4222 (24 hours in advance) 708-403-4222 708-349-4111 (PD)
Palatine 8:30am-7pm M, 8:30am-4:00pm Tu-F, 8:30am-12pm Sat 721 S. Quentin Rd Palatine No 847-358-6700 847-359-9000 (FD)
Palos 8:30am-4:30pm M-F 10802 S. Roberts Rd Palos Hills No 708-598-4418 708-448-0369 (FD)
Proviso 8:30am-4:30pm M-F 4565 Harrison St Hillside No 708-449-4300 708-449-6133 (PD)
Riverside 9:00am-4:00pm M-F 27 Riverside Rd Riverside No 708-442-4400 708-447-2123 (FD)
Stickney 8:30am-4:00pm M-F 7745 S. Leamington Burbank No 708-636-8850 708-499-0440 (PD)
Wheeling 8am-9pm M-Th, 8am-4:30pm Sat 1616 N. Arlington Heights Rd Arlington Heights No 847-259-7730 847-368-5300 (PD)
Worth 8:30am-4:30pm M-F 11601 S. Pulaski Rd Alsip No 708-371-2900 708-385-6131 (PD)

 

Residents who need to seek shelter at a cooling center should contact the center first to verify it is open. 

For additional information, 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.