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
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
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
Leyden Township Building, 2620 North Mannheim Road
Proviso Township Building, 4565 West Harrison Street
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
Township Building, 130 South Oak Park Avenue
Township Building, 14807 Ravinia Avenue
Township Building, 721 South Quentin Road
Township Building, 10802 Roberts Road
Maine Township Building, 1700 Ballard Road
Rich Township Building, 22013 Governors Highway
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.