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Cook County Warming Centers

Cook County Warming Centers Open as Temperatures Drop

The Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security (EMRS) reminds residents to take appropriate precautions to protect themselves and their families during cold weather. 

Municipalities and townships across Cook County have warming centers available for residents. Residents who do not have adequate heating in their homes are encouraged to visit a warming center to ensure they remain safe.

Bremen
16361 S. Kedzie Parkway
Markham, IL
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: No
Open during business hours only
Social distancing and CDC guidelines will be enforced.
Must wear a mask. If you don't have a mask, one will be provided.

Elk Grove 
600 Landmeier Rd. 
Elk Grove Village, IL
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. M-F
Open during business hours only
Closed on Federal hoildays
Transport: No
Following CDC guidelines as well as guidance set forth by the governor’s office.
(847) 437-0300

Hanover (Senior Center)
240 S. IL Route 59
Bartlett, IL
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M-F
Transport: Cost: $1 donation each ride. Only available within the township.
Please call (630) 483-5600 to register.
Health Screening and temperature check required.
Health screening and temperature check must be completed before allowed in.
Social distancing  and CDC guidelines will enforced.
Must wear a mask. If you don’t have one, it will be provided.
(630) 483-5600

Lemont (Township Offices)
1115 Warner Ave.
Lemont, IL
8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: Yes, please call (630) 257-2522 to make arrangements.
Social distancing and CDC guidelines will be followed. Temperatures will be taken before persons are allowed in the building.
(630) 257-2522

Orland Park
14807 Ravinia Ave.
Orland Park, IL
8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M-F
Transport: Yes. Rides available for township seniors 55 or older.
One-way rides within township are $2
One-way rides outside township are $4
Due to current economic conditions, Orland Township can make special financial accomodations for seniors in need.
Please call (708) 403-4222
Temperatures will be taken before being allowed in. Masks must be worn and social distancing must be followed.
(708) 403-4222

Palos
1082 Roberts Rd.
Palos Hills, IL
8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M-F
Transport: No
Social distancing and CDC guidelines will be enforced.
(708) 598-4418

Riverside
27 Riverside Rd.
Riverside, IL
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: No
Open during business hours only. 
Face masks must be worn. Social distancing and other CDC guidelines will be enforced.
(708) 442-4400

Schaumburg Township
1 Illinois Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
Open during businees hours only.
Social distancing and other CDC guidelines will be enforced.
Generally closed on Federal holidays. Please call to confirm location is open before arrival.
(847) 884-0030

Schiller Park (Village Hall)
9526 W. Irving Park Rd.
Schiller Park, IL
Available on nights when the temperature falls below 15 degrees farenheit.
Effective Friday Feb. 05, 2021 at 8 a.m. this location will remain open for 24 hours a day while temperatures are sub-zero until the cold front ends.
Social distancing and other CDC guidelines will be enforced.
Phone line tended to Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(847) 678-2550

Stickney (Louis S. Viverity Senior Center)
7745 S. Leamington Ave.
Burbank, IL
8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. M-F
Transport: No
Please call ahead of time to ensure that the location is open.
Social distancing and other CDC guidelines will be enforced
Available to Stickney Township residents only
(708) 636-8850

Warming centers in the City of Chicago may be found here: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/fss/provdrs/serv/svcs/dfss_warming_centers.html 

Residents should always 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.