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Cook County to Activate Warming Centers Ahead of Potential Record-Breaking Cold

Warming centers will be opened as potentially record-breaking cold is set to hit the area

With potentially record-setting cold in the forecast for the Chicago area, Cook County officials are preparing to open warming centers for residents needing a safe place to stay warm.

According to an email from the Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security, the warming centers will be activated in coming days as unseasonable cold settles into the region.

On Tuesday, the high temperature in Chicago is expected to only reach the low-20s, with lows in the mid-teens. Wind chills could drop even further, approaching zero degrees in some locations.

Warming centers will be available in the following communities:


Worth Township Building, 11601 South Pulaski Road

Arlington Heights:

Elk Grove Township Office, 2400 South Arlington Heights Road

Wheeling Township Building, 1616 North Arlington Heights Road


Hanover Senior Center, 240 South Illinois Route 59


Public library, 2701 South Harlem Avenue

Freedom Park, 3701 South Scoville Avenue

Recreational Department, 6501 West 31st Street


Stickney Township Building, 7745 South Leamington Avenue


12633 Ashland Avenue, Calumet Park

Chicago Heights:

Bloom Township Center, 425 South Halsted Street


Community Center, 2250 South 49th Avenue

Public Library, 5444 West 34th Street

Village Building, 4949 West Cermak Road

Franklin Park:

Leyden Township Building, 2620 North Mannheim Road


Proviso Township Building, 4565 West Harrison Street

Hoffman Estates:

Schaumburg Township Building, 1 Illinois Boulevard


Community Center, 16300 Alba Street


Bremen Township Office, 16361 South Kedzie Parkway


Norwood Park Township Building, 7833 West Lawrence Avenue

Oak Park:

Township Building, 130 South Oak Park Avenue

Orland Park:

Township Building, 14807 Ravinia Avenue


Township Building, 721 South Quentin Road

Palos Hills:

Township Building, 10802 Roberts Road

Park Ridge:

Maine Township Building, 1700 Ballard Road

Richton Park:

Rich Township Building, 22013 Governors Highway

River Forest:

Township Building, 8020 West Madison Street


Township Building: 27 Riverside Road


Niles Township Building, 5255 Lincoln Avenue

For a complete list of Cook County Warming Centers, as well as available hours for each warming center, residents can visit the Emergency Management and Regional Security website.

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