CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - It is one of those days that you will really need to bundle up, as it doesn't take long for frost bite to take hole in these bitterly cold temperatures.
The city of Chicago warns residents the cold is more than just an annoying inconvenience, these low temps can pose a serious threat to health and safety. But the city has made several services available to help Chicagoans cope during the winter months.
The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services operates six warming centers during weekdays when temps dip below 32 degrees. Additional facilities are opened as needed including Senior Centers, libraries, and Park District buildings. The following locations are open Monday through Friday, excluding holidays:
1140 W. 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60620
10 S. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612
4314 S. Cottage Grove
Chicago, IL 60653
845 W. Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
8650 S. Commercial Ave.
Chicago, IL 60617
4357 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639
You can call 311 to locate a warming center near you.
Landlords are reminded to keep their buildings are at least 68 degrees during the day and 66 degrees at night. You can also call 311 to reports an unresolved heating issue with your landlord.
And, as always, be sure to BUNDLE UP! Experts say it is crucial to wear several layers of loose, warm clothing and to keep your head, hands and feet covered when going outside.