Cook County warming centers open as temps drop

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Chicago residents who do not have access to heat and want relief from the cold temperatures are encouraged to utilize warming centers open throughout Cook County.

Several state-owned buildings, including 113 community centers, libraries and police stations, open their doors to anyone during daytime hours to provide relief from the cold.

Residents can find a warming center by calling 311 or by viewing an online map.

Warming shelters stay open during the day, and vary their operating times vary.

Anyone seeking overnight protection from the cold should call 311 to find one of the city’s 100 shelters.

Berwyn Township
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 Township
3701 S. Scoville Ave.
Berwyn, IL
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-THU
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. F
Transport: No

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

Bloom Township
425 S. Halsted St.
Chicago Heights, IL
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. M/W
8:00 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. T/THU/F
Transport: No

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

Calumet Township
12633 Ashland Ave.
Calumet Park, IL
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: Yes, please call 708.388.6606.

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

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

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

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

Hanover Township
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

Lemont Township
1115 Warner Ave.
Lemont, IL
9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: Yes, please call 630.257.2522

Lemont Township
16300 Alba St.
Lemont, IL
9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: Yes, please call 630.257.2522

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

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

Norwood Park Township
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 Township
130 S. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: No  

Orland Park Township
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 Township
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 Township
10802 S. Roberts Road
Palos Hills, IL
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M-F
Transport: No

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

River Forest Township
8020 W. Madison St.
River Forest, IL
8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: No

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

Schaumburg Township
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 Township
7745 S. Leamington Ave.
Burbank, IL
8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. F
Transport: No

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

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

Residents should 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

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