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CHICAGO — A winter snow storm has hit the Chicago area, bringing some snowfall and sub-zero temperatures.

The city of Chicago has six designated warming centers for those in need to seek shelter. The shelters are open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. during work weekdays when temperatures dip below 32 degrees.


Englewood Center
1140 W. 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60620

Garfield Center
10 S. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612

King Center
4314 S. Cottage Grove
Chicago, IL 60653

North Area
845 W. Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

South Chicago
8650 S. Commercial Ave.
Chicago, IL 60617

Trina Davila
4357 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639

The Salvation Army is also opening warming centers on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the following locations:

  • Freedom Center at 825 North Christiana Avenue
  • Mayfair Community Center at 5020 North Pulaski Road

For more info, call 3-1-1 or click here. 

Cook County also has several warming centers open for residents in need. Residents who do not have adequate heating in their homes are encouraged to visit a warming center.


The City of Evanston will have two warming centers open:

  • Robert Crown Community Center, 1801 Marin Street, will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster Street, will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.