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Warming Centers Around Cook County Open as Temps Drop

News Date: 
Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 - 06:00

Cook County is bracing for season’s coldest temperatures. Municipalities around the County have opened warming centers for area residents to safely cope with the winter weather:

Township

Hours of Operation

Address

City

Transportation

Berwyn Township

Monday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

2700 S. Harlem Ave.
(Library)

Berwyn

No

Berwyn Township

Monday: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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

Berwyn

No

Berwyn Township

Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

3701 Scoville Ave.
(Freedom Park)

Berwyn

No

Bloom Township

Monday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

425 S. Halsted St.

Chicago Heights

No

Bremen Township

Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

16361 S. Kedzie Pkwy.

Markham

No

Calumet Township

Monday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

12633 Ashland Ave.

Calumet Park

Contact: (708) 388-6606

Cicero Township

Monday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

4949 W. Cermak Road

Cicero

No

Cicero Township

Monday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

5444 W. 34th St.

Cicero

No

Cicero Township

Monday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

2250 S. 49th Ave.

Cicero

No

Elk Grove Township

Monday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

2400 S. Arlington Heights Road

Arlington Heights

No

Hanover Township

Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

240 S. Route 59
(Senior Center)

Bartlett

Only available within the township. $1 donation each ride. (630) 483-5600

Lemont Township

Monday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

1115 Warner Ave.
(Lemont Township Offices)

Lemont

(630) 257-2522

Lemont Township

Monday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

16300 Alba St.
(Community Center)

Lemont

(630) 257-2522

Leyden Township

Monday: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday: 6 a.m. - Noon

2620 N. Mannheim Road

Franklin Park

No

Maine Township

Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
*Unless it is a legal holiday

1700 Ballard Road

Park Ridge

No

Niles Township

Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

5255 Lincoln Ave.

Skokie

No

Norwood Park Township

Monday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

7833 W. Lawrence Ave.

Norridge

No

Oak Park Township

Monday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Warming Center is available for seniors over 60 years old and adults with disabilities 18 years and older.  

130 S. Oak Park Ave.

Oak Park

Yes. Please call (708) 383-4806

Orland Township

Monday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

14807 Ravinia Ave.

Orland Park

For township seniors 55 and older. One-way rides within township are $2. One-way rides outside township are $4. Orland Township can make financial accommodations for seniors in need. Please call (708) 403-4222

Palatine Township

Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

721 S. Quentin Road

Palatine

No

Proviso Township

Monday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

4565 Harrison St.

Hillside

Rides are available Monday - Friday and must be registered before a ride is needed. Riders must be 60 or older. (708) 449-4300
 

Rich Township

Monday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

22013 Governors Hwy.

Richton Park

No

River Forest Township

Monday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

8020 W. Madison St.

River Forest

No

Riverside Township

Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

27 Riverside Road

Riverside

No

Schaumburg Township

Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

One Illinois Blvd.

Hoffman Estates

No

Stickney Township

Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

7745 S. Leamington Ave.
(Louis S. Viverity Senior Center)

Burbank

No

Wheeling Township

Monday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

1616 N. Arlington Heights Road

Arlington Heights

No

Worth Township

Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
*Unless it is a legal holiday

11601 S. Pulaski Road

Alsip

No

The list of warming centers can also be found on the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management website: http://cookcountyhomelandsecurity.org/cook-county-warming-centers.

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: https://www.cookcountyil.gov/news/cook-county-warming-centers-open-temperatures-drop-0.