It's HOT! Cool Down Here

The temperature in Chicago has climbed into the 90s. For many this can be a dangeous situation. If you or someone you know needs to cool down, the city of Chicago offers six cooling centers:

Garfield Community Service Center
10 S. Kedzie
North Area Community Service Center
4740 N . Sheridan Rd.
Trina Davila Community Service Center
4357 W. Armitage Ave.
King Community Service Center
4314 S. Cottage Grove
Englewood Community Service Center
845 W. 69th St.
South Chicago Community Service Center
8650 S. Commercial Ave.
They’ve also got the following hot weather tips:
  • Drink lots of water and natural juices; avoid alcoholic beverages, coffee and colas.
  • Avoid going outside in the blazing heat.
  • If you don’t have air conditioning, keep shades drawn and blinds closed, but windows slightly open.
  • Keep electric lights off or turned down.
  • Minimize use of your oven and stove.
  • Wear loose, light, cotton clothing.
  • Take cool baths and showers.
  • Don’t leave anyone (including pets) in a parked car, even for a few minutes.

If you can’t get in touch during this heat wave with someone and you’re concerned call 311 and request a well-being check.

Photo courtesy of TonytheTiger






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