Cook County Prepares to Open Three 24-Hour Warming Centers as Dangerously Cold Weather Arrives

Suburban Centers to Remain Operational Throughout the Holiday Weekend

Cook County is opening 24-hour warming centers in the north, west and south suburbs to help residents combat extreme weather conditions. The warming centers will open at 5 p.m. tonight and run continuously until 8 a.m. Monday, December 26.

Residents who do not have adequate access to heat are advised to seek respite at a warming center.

The center locations are as follows:

  • Skokie Courthouse: 5600 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL 60077
  • Maywood Courthouse: 1500 Maybrook Dr., Maywood, IL 60153
  • Markham Courthouse: 16501 S. Kedzie Ave., Markham, IL 60428

The County’s warming centers will provide water and snacks as well as access to restrooms. Residents can bring pets in cages or carriers.

Municipalities around the County also operate warming centers. You can find the locations and hours of operation here: