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Cook County Offers Heat Safety Tips and Cooling Center Information

News Date: 
Monday, August 27, 2018 - 10:00

Dangerous heat is expected today throughout Cook County. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures could reach the mid-90s and heat index could climb as high as 109 degrees in parts of Cook County. The County’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management offers the following tips to help keep you safe.

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Try to stay in the shade or indoors as much as possible
  • If working outside, take frequent breaks, preferably in an air conditioned space
  • Check on elderly neighbors and those with functional needs
  • Take pets indoors and make sure they have plenty of water
  • Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle

 

Residents who do not have access to air conditioning are encouraged to take advantage of cooling centers throughout Cook County.

The list of cooling centers is also available on the DHSEM website http://cookcountyhomelandsecurity.org/cook-county-cooling-centers.

Towns hip/ Village

Hours of Operation

Address

City

Transportation

Barrington Township

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. M – F

602 S. Hough St.

Barrington

No

Berwyn Township

9 a.m. – 9 p.m. M-Thu
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. F-Sat

2700 S. Harlem Ave. (Library)

Berwyn

No

Berwyn Township

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-Thu
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. F

3701 S. Scoville Ave.
(Freedom Park)

Berwyn

No

Berwyn Township

8 a.m. – 8 p.m. M-F

6501 W. 31st St.
(Recreation Dept.)

Berwyn

No

Bloom Township

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

425 S. Halsted St. (Village Building)

Chicago Heights

Seniors and disabled persons only.
They need to call ahead of time.

Bremen Township

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. M-F

15350 S. Oak
Park Ave. (Community Center)

Oak Forest

No

Bremen Township

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-F

16361 S. Kedzie Pkwy. (Administrative Office)

Markham

No

Calumet Township

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. M-F

12633 Ashland Ave. (Community Center)

Calumet Park

Yes- call (708) 388-
6606 and contact transit (8:30am- 3:30pm M-F)

Cicero Township

8 a.m. – 8 p.m. M-F

4949 W Cermak Rd. (Village Building)

Cicero

Yes- call (708)388-
6606 and contact transit (8:30am- 3:30pm M-R)

Cicero Township

8 a.m. – 8 p.m. M-F 
24/7 Sat-Sun

4901 W Cermak Rd. (Police Office)

Cicero

Yes- call (708) 388-
6606 and contact transit (8:30am- 3:30pm M-F)

Cicero Township

8 a.m. – 8 p.m. M-Thu
8 a.m. - Noon F

5410 W. 34th St.
(Public Safety Building)

Cicero

Yes- call (708) 388-
6606 and contact transit (8:30am- 3:30pm M-F)

Cicero Township

8 a.m. – 8 p.m. M-F

2250 S. 49th Ave. (Community Center)

Cicero

Yes- call (708) 388-
6606 and contact transit (8:30am- 3:30pm M-F)

Cicero Township

8 a.m. – 8 p.m. M–Thu

5444 W. 34th St.

Cicero

No

City of Harvey

9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F

15301 Dixie Hwy.
(Police Dept.)

Harvey

No

City of Harvey

9 a.m.- 5 p.m. M-F

15320 Broadway Ave.
(City Hall)

Harvey

No

City of Harvey

10 a.m. – 8 p.m. M-Thu

15441 Turlington Ave.
(Harvey Library)

Harvey

No

City of Harvey

9 a.m.- 5 p.m. M-F

15320 Center Ave.
(Community Center)

Harvey

No

Elk Grove Township

9 a.m.-4 p.m. M-F

2400 S.
Arlington Heights Rd.

Arlington Heights

Yes. 
Limited to elderly residents or those 18+ yo who are disabled, and are registered with Elk Grove Township

Evanston Township

When in Evanston Township and the City of Evanston please dial 311

     

Hanover Township

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M, W, F
8:30 a.m. - 8:00p.m. Tue, Thu
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sat

240 S. Illinois Rt.
59

Bartlett

Yes.
Available for the elderly and disabled who reside within the township. 
Call (630) 483-
5656.

Harper College

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

1200 W.
Algonquin Rd. (Main Campus)

Palatine

No

Harper College

9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M-F

1375 S. Wolf Rd. (Learning and Career Center)

Prospect Heights

No

Harper College

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

650 E. Higgins Rd. (Professional Center)

Schaumburg

No

Hazel Crest Dept. of Fire and Rescue

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-F

2903 W. 175th
St.
 

Hazel Crest

No

Hazel Crest Dept. of Fire and Rescue

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-F

3000 W. 170th Pl.

Hazel Crest

No

Hazel Crest Park District

6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. M-F

2600 171st St.

Hazel Crest

No

Lemont Township

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. M-F

1115 Warner Ave.

Lemont

Yes

Leyden Township

6 a.m. – 9 p.m. M-F
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sat

2620 N.
Mannheim Rd.

Franklin Park

No

Maine Township

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-F

1700 Ballard Rd.

Park Ridge

No

Niles Township

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-F

5255 Main St.

Skokie

No

Norwood Park Township

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. M-Thu
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. F

7833 W.
Lawrence Ave.

Norridge

No

Oak Park Township

8 a.m. – 2 p.m. M-F 
(Seniors, age 60 and older at the senior center, along with residents with disabilities).

130 S. Oak Park Ave.

Oak Park

Yes- operates 8:30am-3pm M-F.
(708) 383-4806
(call 24 hours in advance)

Orland Park

24/7 
(during a severe heat wave)

15100 S. Ravinia Ave. (Police Dept.)

Orland Park

Yes, only in extreme circumstances and only for residents of Orland Park 
(708-349-4111)

Orland Township

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M, W-F
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tue

14807 Ravinia Ave.

Orland Park

Yes- 9am-3pm M- F - 708-403-4222
(Need to call at least a day in advanced).

Palatine Township

8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. M
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tue-F
8:30 a.m. - noon Sat

721 S. Quentin Rd.

Palatine

No

Palos Township

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

10802 S. Roberts Rd.

Palos Hills

No

Proviso Township

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

4565 Harrison St.

Hillside

No

River Forest Township

8 a.m. – 8 p.m. M-F

8020 W. Madison St.

River Forest

No

Riverside Township

9 a.m. -5 p.m. M-F

27 Riverside Rd.

Riverside

No

Schaumburg Township

8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. M-Thu
8:30 a.m. - 5p.m. F

One Illinois Blvd.

Hoffman Estates

No

Stickney Township

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. M-F

7745 S. Leamington Ave.

Burbank

No

Tinley Park

24/7 during a severe heat wave or if needed by a Tinley Park resident

17355
S. 68th Ct. (Public Safety Bldg.)

Tinley Park

Yes (708) 532-
9111 - dispatch

Tinley Park

24/7 during a severe heat wave or if needed by a Tinley Park resident

7850 W. 183rd
St. (Police Dept.)

Tinley Park

Yes (708) 532-
9111 - dispatch

Tinley Park

24/7 during a severe heat wave or if needed by a Tinley Park resident, however, this  location is to be used as a last resort during a disaster only

8125 W. 171st St.

Tinley Park

Yes (708) 532-
9111 - dispatch

Village of Barrington

6 a.m. – 10 p.m. M-F (Main Station) except on holidays.
If a heat wave occurs, this facility can be operational 24 hours a day.

201 S. Spring St. (Train Station)

Barrington

No

Village of Bartlett

24/7
 

228 S. Main St. (Police Dept.)

Bartlett

No

Village of Brookfield

24/7 during a heat wave. 
residents can enter through the police station (outside village hall) during hours 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. M-F

8820 Brookfield Ave. (Village Hall)

Brookfield

 

Village of Dixmoor

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. M-F

170 W. 145th St. (Village Hall)

Dixmoor

Yes, residents can arrange transportation with Village Hall (708-359-6916)

Wheeling Township

8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. M-F

1616 N.
Arlington Heights Rd.

Arlington Heights

No

Worth Township

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

11601 S. Pulaski Rd.

Alsip

No