Cook County Warming Centers Open As Temperatures Drop

November 08, 2018 - 9:04 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- With snow approaching and wind chills likely in the teens on Friday, Chicago and rest of Cook County have opened warming centers. 

Several state-owned buildings, including community centers, libraries and police stations, opened their doors to anyone during daytime hours to provide relief from the cold.

Chicago residents can find a warming center by calling 311 or by viewing an online map. Those in Cook County, outside the city, be found on the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management website. 

Warming shelters stay open during the day, and their operating times vary.

Anyone seeking overnight protection from the cold should call 311 to find one of the city’s shelters.

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