CHICAGO (CBS) — With frigid temperatures in Chicago likely to stick around for the rest of the week, the city of Chicago has plenty of options for residents to keep warm.
The city operates six warming centers open to the public, including the Garfield Center at 10 S. Kedzie Av., which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Five other warming centers are open every weekday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except holidays, whenever temperatures are below 32 degrees:
1140 W. 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60620
4314 S. Cottage Grove
Chicago, IL 60653
4740 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60640
8650 S. Commercial Ave.
Chicago, IL 60617
4357 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639
The city also has 21 senior centers open for senior citizens. Others can use public libraries, police stations, or park district facilities as warming centers if needed. You can call 311 to find an open warming center near you.
Residents also can call 311 to request a well-being check for someone they believe might need help with the extreme cold, to learn about programs that provide assistance with heating bills, or report inadequate heat in a rented home. Landlords must heat residential buildings to at least 68 degrees during the day, and 66 degrees overnight.