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Updated List of Cook County Warming Centers as Temperatures Plummet

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Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 - 02:45

Updated List of Cook County Warming Centers as Temperatures Plummet

As temperatures drop to the lowest levels of the season, the Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security (EMRS) reminds residents to take appropriate precautions to protect themselves and their families.
 
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
 
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 Rd.
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 Rd.
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 Rd.
Riverside, IL
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: No
 
Schiller Park
 
9526 W. Irving Park Rd.
Schiller Park, IL
6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
on nights when overnight
low temperatures fall
below 15 degrees Fahrenheit
 
Schaumburg 
 
1 Illinois Blvd.
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 Cook County warming centers can also be found on the EMRS website: https://cookcountyemergencymanagement.org/cook-county-warming-centers
 
Warming centers in the City of Chicago may be found here: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/fss/provdrs/serv/svcs/dfss_warming_centers.html 
 
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.
 
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