Cold Weather Tips

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

Municipalities around Cook County have opened warming centers for area residents as temperatures dip to dangerous levels:

Township Hours of Operation Address City Office # After Hours
Barrington Township M – F: 8 am – 4 pm 602 S. Hough St. Barrington (847) 381-5632 (847) 270-9111 (PD)
Berwyn Township M-F: 9 am-9 pm       Sat-Sun: 9 am-5 pm 2700 S. Harlem (Library) Berwyn (708) 788-2660 (708) 795-5600 (PD)
Berwyn Township M-F: 7 am-10 pm
Sat: 9 am-6 pm           Sun: 9 am-5 pm
6401 W 31st St. (Police Department) Berwyn (708) 788-2660 (708) 795-5600 (PD)
Bloom Township M-F: 8 am -4:30pm 425 S. Halsted Chicago Hgts. (708) 754-9400 (708) 756-6400 (PD)
Bremen Township 9 am – 4 pm 15350 S. Oak Park Oak Forest (708) 687-8220 (708) 687-1376 (PD)
Bremen Township M-F: 9 am – 5 pm 16361 S. Kedzie Parkway Markham (708) 333-9530 (708) 687-1376 (PD)
Calumet Township M-F: 8 am – 4 pm 12633 Ashland Calumet Pk (708) 388-6606 (708) 385-0264 (PD)
Cicero Township M-F: 8 am – 8 pm 4949 W. Cermak Cicero (708) 656-3600 (708) 652-2130 (PD)
Cicero Township M-F: 8 am – 8 pm 5444 W. 34th St. Cicero (708) 656-3600 (708) 652-2130 (PD)
Cicero Township M-F: 8 am – 8 pm 2250 S. 49 Ave Cicero (708) 656-3600 (708) 652-2130 (PD)
Elk Grove Township M-F: 9 am – 4 pm 2400 S. Arlington Hts. Rd. Arlington Hts. (847) 437-0300 (847) 368-5300 (PD)
Evanston Township When in Evanston Township and the City of Evanston, please dial 3-1-1 3-1-1 3-1-1
Hanover Township M-F: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 250 S. Rt. 59 Bartlett (630) 837-0301 (630) 837-0846 (PD)
Lemont Township M-F: 9 am – 4 pm 1115 Warner Ave. Lemont (630) 257-2522 (630) 257-2229 (PD)
Leyden Township M-F: 6 am – 9 pm
Sat: 9 am-3 pm
2620 N. Mannheim Franklin Park (847) 451-5144 (847) 455-0180 (FD)
Maine Township M-F: 9 am – 5 pm 1700 Ballard Road Park Ridge (847) 297-2510 (847) 547-3966 (EMA)
New Trier Township M-F: 9 am – 5 pm 739 Elm St. Winnetka (847) 446-8202 (847) 501-6034 (PD)
Niles Township M-F: 9 am – 5 pm 5255 Main Street Skokie (847) 673-9300 (847) 982-5900 (PD)
Northfield Township M-F: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 3801 W. Lake Ave. Glenview (847) 724-8300 (847) 729-5000 (PD)
Norwood Park Township M-F: 9 am – 4 pm 7833 W. Lawrence Norridge (708) 453-0861 (708) 453-7880 (PD)
Oak Park Township M-F: 9 am – 5 pm 520 S. Maple Rush Oak Park Hosp. Oak Park (708) 383-8060 (708) 383-3800 (PD)
Orland Township M-F: 8 am – 4:30 pm 14807 Ravinia Ave. Orland Park (708) 403-4222 (708) 349-4111 (PD)
Palatine Township M-F: 8:30 am – 4 pm 721 S. Quentin Road Palatine (847) 358-6700 (847) 359-9000 (PD)
Palos Township M-F: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 10802 S. Roberts Rd. Palos Hills (708) 598-4418 (708) 448-0369 (FD)
Proviso Township M-F: 9 am – 5 pm 4565 Harrison St. Hillside (708) 449-4300 (708) 344-2124 (PD)
Rich Township M-F: 9 am – 4 pm 22013 Governors Hwy Richton Park (708) 748-6722 (708) 748-5131 (PD)
River Forest Township M-F: 8 am – 8 pm 8020 W. Madison River Forest (708) 771-6159 (708) 366-7125 (PD)
Riverside Township M-F: 9 am – 3 pm 27 Riverside Road Riverside (708) 442-4400 (708) 447-2123 (FD)
Schaumburg Township M-Th: 8:30 am – 10 pm
F: 8:30 am – 5 pm
One Illinois Blvd. Hoffman Est. (847) 884-0030 (847) 882-3586 (PD)
Stickney Township M-F: 8:30 am – 4 pm 7745 S. Leamington Burbank (708) 636-8850 (708)499-0440 (PD)
Thornton Township M-F: 9 am – 4 pm 333 E. 162nd St. South Holland (708) 596-6040 x 3122 (708) 331-3131 (PD)
Wheeling Township M-F: 9 am-4 pm 1616 N. Arlington Hts. Rd. Arlington Hts. (847) 259-7730 (847) 368-5300 (PD)
Worth Township M-F: 8:30am – 4:30pm 11601 S. Pulaski Rd. Alsip (708) 371-2900 (708) 385-6131 (PD)

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

Click here to download a PDF of the warming centers.