Cook County Offers Heat Safety Tips And Cooling Center Information

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Cooling Centers in All of Cook County

Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- As temperatures rise throughout the region, Cook County’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management offers the following tips to help keep you safe:

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Try to stay in the shade or indoors as much as possible
  • If working outside, take frequent breaks, preferably in an air-conditioned space
  • Check on elderly neighbors and those with functional needs
  • Take pets indoors and make sure they have plenty of water
  • Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle.

Residents who do not have access to air conditioning are encouraged to take advantage of cooling centers throughout Cook County.

Township/ VillageHours of OperationAddressCityTransportation
Berwyn TownshipMonday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. 
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. 
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. 
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. 
Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
2700 S. Harlem Ave. (Library)BerwynNo
Bloom TownshipMonday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
425 S. Halsted St.Chicago HeightsNo
Bremen TownshipMonday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
15350 S. Oak Park Ave. (Community Center)Oak ForestNo
Bremen TownshipMonday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
16361 S. Kedzie Pkwy.MarkhamNo
Calumet TownshipMonday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
12633 S. Ashland Ave.Calumet ParkYes
Cicero TownshipMonday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
2250 S. 49 Ave.CiceroNo
Cicero TownshipMonday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday: Open 24 hours 
Sunday: Open 24 hours
4901 W. Cermak Road (Police Office)CiceroYes. Please call (708) 388 – 6606 and ask for transit. Available hours are 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Cicero TownshipMonday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
4949 W. Cermak Road (Village Building)CiceroNo
Cicero TownshipMonday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
5410 W. 34th St. (Public Safety Building)CiceroYes. Please call (708) 388 – 6606 and ask for transit. Available hours are 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Cicero TownshipMonday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed5444 W. 34th St.CiceroNo
City of HarveyMonday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
15301 Dixie Highway (Police Dept.)HarveyNo
Elk Grove TownshipMonday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
2400 S. Arlington Heights RoadArlington HeightsNo
Evanston TownshipWhen in Evanston Township and the City of Evanston please dial 311   
Hanover TownshipMonday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Sunday: Closed

240 S. Route 59 (Senior Center)BartlettYes. Only available within the township. Cost: $1 donation each ride.
Harper CollegeMonday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Friday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
1200 W. Algonquin Road (Harper College Main Campus)PalatineNo
Harper CollegeMonday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Friday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
1375 S. Wolf Road (Harper College Learning and Career Center)Prospect HeightsNo
Harper CollegeMonday: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Tuesday: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thursday: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
650 E. Higgins Road (Harper College Professional Center)SchaumburgNo
Hazel Crest Dept. of Fire and RescueMonday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
2903 W. 175th St. (Fire Dept.)Hazel CrestNo
Hazel Crest Dept. of Fire and RescueMonday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
3000 W. 170th Pl.Hazel CrestNo
Hazel Crest Park DistrictMonday: 6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. 
Tuesday: 6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. 
Wednesday: 6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Thursday: 6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. 
Friday: 6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. 
Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
2600 171st St.Hazel CrestNo
Lemont TownshipMonday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
1115 Warner Ave. (Lemont Township Offices)LemontYes
Lemont TownshipMonday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Friday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
16028 127th St. (Core Athletic Center)LemontYes
Leyden TownshipMonday: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. 
Tuesday: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. 
Wednesday: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. 
Thursday: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. 
Friday: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday: 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday: 6 a.m. – Noon
2620 N. Mannheim Rd.Franklin ParkNo
Maine TownshipMonday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed *Unless it is a legal holiday*
1700 Ballard RoadPark RidgeNo
Niles TownshipMonday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
5255 Lincoln Ave.SkokieNo
Norwood Park TownshipMonday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Friday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
7833 W. Lawrence Ave.NorridgeNo
Norwood Park TownshipMonday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Friday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
7833 W. Lawrence Ave.NorridgeNo
Oak Park TownshipMonday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
130 S. Oak Park Ave.Oak ParkNo
Orland Park24/7 (during a severe heat wave)15100 S. Ravinia Ave. (Police Department)Orland ParkYes, only in extreme circumstances and only for residents of Orland Park (708-349-4111)
Orland TownshipMonday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
14807 Ravinia Ave.Orland ParkYes, for township seniors 55 and older. One-way rides within the township are $2. One-way rides outside of the township are $4. Due to current economic conditions, Orland Township can make special financial accommodations for seniors in need.
Palatine TownshipMonday: 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Sunday: Closed
721 S. Quentin RoadPalatineNo
Palos TownshipMonday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
10802 S. Roberts RoadPalos HillsNo
Proviso TownshipMonday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
4565 Harrison St.HillsideYes. Rides are available Monday through Friday, to this location only and must be registered before a ride is needed. Riders must be 60 years of age or older.  
Rich TownshipMonday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
22013 Governors HighwayRichton ParkNo
Riverside TownshipMonday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
27 Riverside RoadRiversideNo
Schaumburg TownshipMonday: 8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. 
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. 
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. 
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. 
Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
One Illinois Blvd.Hoffman EstatesNo
Stickney TownshipMonday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
7745 S. Leamington Ave. (Louis S. Viverity Senior Center)BurbankNo
Thornton TownshipMonday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed Closed on Holidays
333 E. 162nd St.South HollandNo
Tinley Park(24/7 during a severe heat wave or if needed by a Tinley Park resident)17355 S. 68th Ct. (Public Safety Building)Tinley ParkYes. Please call (708) 532 – 9111 for arrangements.
Tinley Park(24/7 during a severe heat wave or if needed by a Tinley Park resident)7850 W. 183rd St. (Police Department)Tinley ParkYes. Please call (708) 532 – 9111 for arrangements.
Tinley Park(24/7 during a severe heat wave or if needed by a Tinley Park resident)8125 W. 171st St. (Bettenhausen Rec Center)Tinley ParkYes. Please call (708) 532 – 9111 for arrangements.
Village of Barrington6am-10pm M-F (Main Station) except on holidays. If a heat wave occurs, this facility can be operational 24 hours a day.201 S. Spring St. (Train Station)BarringtonNo
Village of BartlettBeginning June 115, 2018: Operational 24 x 365 Not open before the above date.228 S. Main St. (Police Department)BartlettNo
Village of Brookfield24/7 during a Heat wave. Residents can enter through the police station (outside village hall) during hours 9 a.m.- 6p.m. M-F8820 Brookfield Ave. (Brookfield Village Hall)BrookfieldNo
Village of DixmoorMonday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
170 W. 145th St. (Village Hall)DixmoorYes. Residents can arrange transportation with Village Hall by calling (708) 359 – 6916.
Wheeling TownshipMonday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Friday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
1616 N. Arlington Heights RoadArlington HeightsNo
Worth TownshipMonday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed *Unless it is a legal holiday*
11601 S. Pulaski RoadAlsipNo

The list of cooling centers is also available on the DHSEM website.

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