6 Essential Life Hacks for Surviving Cold Winter Weather

Find a Warming Center Near You

When Mother Nature takes the temperature to dangerous levels, it's important to find a safe place to stay warm.

Public spaces like museums and libraries can offer relief from the cold, as well as something to do, but designated warming centers also provide shelter.

Here's a look at locations across the area:

Chicago:

The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services operates six warming centers in the city that are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

Englewood Center 1140 W. 79th Street Chicago, IL 60620

Garfield Center 10 S. Kedzie Ave. Chicago, IL 60612

King Center 4314 S. Cottage Grove Chicago, IL 60653

North Area 845 W. Wilson Ave. Chicago, IL 60640

South Chicago 8650 S. Commercial Ave. Chicago, IL 60617

Trina Davila 4357 W. Armitage Ave. Chicago, IL 60639

To find a warming center near you, call 3-1-1, the Illinois Department of Human Services hotline at 800-843-6154 or visit www.keepwarm.illinois.gov.

Cook County:

Berwyn (Library)

2701 S. Harlem Ave

Berwyn, IL

9:00am-9:00pm M-THU

9:00am-5:00pm FRI-SAT

1:00pm-5:00pm SUN

Transport: No

Berwyn (Police Dept.)

6401 W. 31st St.

Berwyn, IL

24/7/365

Transport: No

Berwyn (Recreational Dept.)

6501 W. 31st St.

Berwyn, IL

8:00am-8:00pm M-F

Transport: No

Berwyn (Freedom Park)

3701 Scolville Ave.

Berwyn , IL

9:00am-5:00pm M-F

Transport: No

Bloom

425 S. Halsted St.

Chicago Heights, IL

8:00am-4:30pm M-F

Transport: Seniors only (please call ahead)

Bremen

16361 S. Kedzie Parkway

Markham, IL

9:00am-5:00pm M-F

Transport: No

Bremen

15350 S. Oak Park Ave.

Oak Forest, IL

8:30am-4:00pm M-F

Transport: No

Calumet

12633 Ashland Ave.

Calumet Park, IL

8:00am-4:00pm M-F

Transport: Yes, please call (708) 388-6606

Elk Grove

2400 S. Arlington Heights Road

Arlington Heights, IL

9:00am-4:00pm M-F

Transport: No

Hanover

240 S. IL Route 59

Bartlett, IL

8:30am-4:30pm M/W/F

8:30am-8:00pm TUE/THU

8:30am-12:30pm SAT

Transport: Yes, please call (630) 483-5656 (seniors or disabled only)

Lemont

1115 Warner Ave.

Lemont, IL

9:00am-2:00pm M-F

Leyden

2620 N. Mannheim Road

Franklin Park, IL

6:00am-9:00pm M-F

9:00am-3:00pm SAT

Transport: No

Niles

5255 Main St.

Skokie, IL

9:00am-5:00pm M-F

Transport: No

Norwood Park

7833 W. Lawrence Ave.

Norridge, IL

9:00am-4:00pm M-THU

9:00am-3:00pm FRI

Transport: No

Transport: Yes

Oak Park

130 S. Oak Park Ave.

Oak Park, IL

8:00am-5:00pm M-F

Transport: No

Orland

14807 S. Ravinia Ave.

Orland Park, IL

8:00am-4:30pm M-F

Transport: Yes, please call (708) 403-4222 in advance

Palatine

721 S. Quentin Road

Palatine, IL

8:30am-7:00pm M

8:30am-4:00pm TUE-FRI

8:30am-12:00pm SAT

Transport: No

Palos

10802 S. Roberts Road

Palos Hills, IL

8:30am-4:30pm M-F

Transport: No

Proviso

4565 W. Harrison St.

Hillside, IL

8:30am-4:30pm M-F

Transport: Yes. If you are over 60 and

registered before ride is needed.

Rich

22013 Governors Highway

Richton Park, IL

9:00am-4:00pm M-F

Transport: No

River Forest

8020 W. Madison St.

River Forest, IL

8:00am-8:00pm M-F

Transport: No

Riverside

27 Riverside Road

Riverside, IL

9:00am-5:00pm M-F

Transport: No

Schaumburg

1 Illinois Boulevard

Hoffman Estates, IL

8:30am-10:00pm M-THU

8:30am-9:00pm FRI

Transport: No

Stickney

7745 S. Leamington Ave.

Burbank, IL

8:30am-4:00pm M-F

Transport: No

Thornton

333 E. 162nd St.

South Holland, IL

9:00am-4:00pm M-F

Transport: No

Wheeling

1616 N. Arlington Heights Road

Arlington Heights, IL

9:00am-9:00pm M-THU

8:00am-4:30pm F

Transport: No

Worth

11601 S. Pulaski Road

Alsip, IL

8:30am-4:30pm M-F

Transport: No

DuPage County:

95th Street Library

3015 Cedar Glade Drive

Naperville, IL 60564

(630) 961-4100

Addison Park District - Centennial Recreation Center

1776 Centennial Place

Addison, IL 60101

(630) 233-7275 x3

Addison Park District - Community Recreation Center

120 East Oak Street

Addison, IL 60101

(630) 233-7275 x2

Addison Public Library

4 Friendship Plaza

Addison, IL 60101

(630) 543-3617

Addison Township

401 North Addison Road

Addison, IL 60101

(630) 530-8161

Bartlett Public Library District

800 South Bartlett Road

Bartlett, IL 60103

(630) 837-2855

Bensenville, Village of

12 South Center Street

Bensenville, IL 60106

(630) 766-8200

Bloomingdale Public Library

101 Fairfield Way

Bloomingdale, IL 60108

(630) 529-3120

Bloomingdale Township - Michael A Miliotti Senior Center

6N050 Rosedale Avenue

Bloomingdale, IL 60108

(630) 529-7794

Burr Ridge, Village of

7660 County Line Road

Burr Ridge, IL 60527

(630) 654-8181

Carol Stream Public Library

616 Hiawatha Drive

Carol Stream, IL 60188

(630) 653-0755

Clarendon Hills Public Library

7 North Prospect

Clarendon Hills, IL 60514

(630) 323-8188

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Boulevard

Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

(630) 942-2800

Downers Grove Public Library

1050 Curtiss Street

Downers Grove, IL 60515

(630) 960-1200

Elmhurst Public Library

125 South Prospect Avenue

Elmhurst, IL 60126

(630) 279-8696

Glen Ellyn Public Library

400 Duane Street

Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

(630) 469-0879

Glenside Public Library District

25 East Fullerton Avenue

Glendale Heights, IL 60139

(630) 260-1550

Helen Plum Library

110 West Maple Street

Lombard, IL 60148

(630) 627-0316

Hinsdale Public Library

20 East Maple Street

Hinsdale, IL 60521

(630) 986-1976

Indian Prairie Public Library

401 Plainfield Road

Darien, IL 60561

(630) 887-8760

Itasca Community Library

500 West Irving Park Road

Itasca, IL 60143

(630) 773-1699

Lisle Library District

777 Front Street

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 971-1675

Lisle Township

4711 Indiana Avenue

Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 968-2087

Milton Township

1492 North Main Street

Wheaton, IL 60187

(630) 668-1616

Naper Boulevard Library

2035 South Naper Boulevard

Naperville, IL 60565

(630) 961-4100

Naperville Township

139 Water Street

Naperville, IL 60540

(630) 355-2786

Nichols Library

200 West Jefferson

Naperville, IL 60540

(630) 961-4100

Oak Brook Public Library

600 Oak Brook Road

Oak Brook, IL 60523

(630) 368-7700

Roselle Public Library

40 South Park Street

Roselle, IL 60172

(630) 529-1641

St. Luke Presbyterian Church

3910 Highland Avenue

Downers Grove, IL 60515

(630) 969-3121

Trinity Lutheran Church - Warrenville

3S460 Curtis Avenue

Warrenville, IL 60555

(630) 393-9104

Villa Park Public Library

305 South Ardmore Avenue

Villa Park, IL 60181

(630) 834-1164

Warrenville Public Library District

28W751 Stafford Place

Warrenville, IL 60555

(630) 393-1171

Wayne Township

27W031 North Avenue

West Chicago, IL 60185

(630) 231-7140

West Chicago Public Library

118 West Washington Street

West Chicago, IL 60185

(630) 231-1552

Westmont Public Library

428 North Cass Avenue

Westmont, IL 60559

(630) 969-5625

Wheaton Public Library

225 North Cross Street

Wheaton, IL 60187

(630) 668-1374

Winfield Library

0S291 Winfield Road

Winfield, IL 60190

(630) 653-7599

Winfield Township

130 Arbor Avenue

West Chicago, IL 60185

(630) 231-3591

Wood Dale Public Library

520 North Wood Dale

Wood Dale, IL 60191

(630) 766-6762

Woodridge Public Library

3 Plaza Drive

Woodridge, IL 60517

(630) 964-7999

York Township

1502 South Meyers Road

Lombard, IL 60148

(630) 620-2400

Will County

Aurora Public Library (West Branch)

233 S. Constitution Dr Aurora

630-264-4119

M-TH 9A-9P; F-SA 9A-5P; SU 1P-5P; Closed Sundays from Memorial Day to Labor Day

Aurora Public Library (Main Branch)

101 S River St Aurora

630-264-4119

M-TH 9A-9P; F-SA 9A-5P; SU 1P-5P; Closed Sundays from Memorial Day to Labor Day

Aurora Public Library (Eola Branch)

555 S. Eola Rd. Aurora

630-264-3400

M-TH 9A-9P; F-SA 9A-5P; SU 1P-5P; Closed Sundays from Memorial Day to Labor Day

Beecher Community Hall

673 Penfield Beecher

708-946-2324

By Request Only

Washington Township Center

30200 Town Center Road Beecher

708-946-2026

By Request Only

Bolingbrook Fire Station #4

1111 W. Boughton Road Bolingbrook

630-226-8504

By Request Only

Bolingbrook Fire Station #5

1900 Rodeo Drive Bolingbrook

630-226-8505

By Request Only

Braidwood City Hall

141 W. Main Street Braidwood

815-458-2333

M-F 9A - 5P

Channahon Fire Station #1

24929 S. Center Street Channahon

815-467-6767

M-F 8A-4P

Diamond Village Hall

1750 E. Division St. Diamond

815-634-8149

M-F 8A-4:30P

Elwood Village Hall

401 E. Mississippi Ave. Elwood

815-423-5011

By Request Only

Frankfort Village Hall

432 W. Nebraska Street Frankfort

815-469-2177

M-F 8A-5P Additional Hours By Request

Godley Village Hall

150 S. Kankakee St. Godley

815-693-6907

By Request Only

Homer Glen Village Hall

14933 S. Founders Crossing Homer Glen

708-301-0632

By Request Only

Catholic Charities

611 East Cass St St Joliet

815-774-4663

Weather determines hours

Daybreak Center

611 E. Cass Street Joliet

815-774-4663

9P - 9A

MorningStar Mission

350 E. Washington St. Joliet

815-722-5780

April 1 - Oct 1: M-F 8A-5P Oct 1 - April 1: M-SA 8A-5P; SU 1P-5P

Lemont Village Hall

418 Main St Lemont

630-257-1550

8:30a-5:00p

Lemont Township

1115 Warner St Lemont

630-257-2522

9a-4p

The Core Aquatic and Fitness Center

16050 127th Street Lemont

630-257-6787 x3026

Fall-Winter MON- FRI 5A - 8P Sat-SUN 7A 6P

Lemont Park District

16028 127th St Lemont

630-257-6787 x3026

M-F 5A-10P / Sat. 7A-8P Sun. 7A-8P

Central Square Building

222 E. 9th Street Lockport

815-838-0380

M-F 8A-4P

Mokena Public Library

11327 West 195th Street Mokena

708-479-9663

M-TH 9A-9P; F 9A-6P; SA 9A-5P; Closed Sunday

Monee Police Department

5357 W. Main Street Monee

708-534-8321 or 708-534-8541 By Request Only

New Lenox Police Department

200 Veterans Parkway New Lenox

815-462-6100

By Request Only

Peotone Village Hall

208 E Main Street Peotone

708-258-3279

By Request Only

Plainfield Police Department

14300 S. Coil Plus Drive Plainfield

815-436-2341

By Request Only

White Oak Library District - Romeoville Branch

201 W. Normantown Rd. Romeoville

815-886-2030

M-TH 10A-8:30P; F-SA 10A-5P; SU 1P-5P

Romeoville Recreation Center

900 West Romeo Road Romeoville

815-886-6222

7A-9P By Request Mon-Fri From Memorial Day-Labor Day Mon-Fri 9A-5P

Romeoville Fire Station #3

698 Birch Lane Romeoville

815-886-7227 9P-7A

By Request

Troy Township Community Center

25448 Seil Road Shorewood

815-744-1968

By Request Only

Shorewood Village Hall

903 West Jefferson Shorewood

815-725-1460 M-F 8:30A-4P Additional hours by request

Shorewood Police Department

903 W. Jefferson Street Shorewood

815-725-1460

Daily, 24/7

Tinley Park Senior Center

17355 S 68th Court Tinley Park

708-444-5300

By Request Only

Tinley Park Police Department

7850 W 183rd Street

Tinley Park 708-444-5300

By Request Only

Wilmington Lions Club

805 River Street Wilmington

815-476-2334

By Request Only

Wilmington City Hall

1165 S Water Street Wilmington

815-476-2334

By Request Only