Bitter cold temperatures are more than an inconvenience; they pose a serious threat to health and safety. The City of Chicago has many services available to help residents weather the winter months.

Call 3-1-1 to:

Locate a Warming Center near you
Request a well-being check for someone who may be suffering from extreme weather
Report inadequate heat in a residential building
Learn about programs that assist with home heating costs
Connect to shelter and supportive services

Protect Yourself and Family:

Wear several layers of loose, warm clothing
Keep your head, hands and feet covered when outdoors
Avoid alcoholic beverages
Recognize the symptoms of hypothermia: stiff muscles, shivering, puffy or
swollen face, cold skin, slow breathing and mental confusion
Never use an extension cord with a space heater. Ovens should not be used to heat homes

CITY WARMING CENTERS

A Warming Center is a heated facility where Chicagoans can go to find safe refuge from extreme weather.

The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) operates six Warming Centers during work weekdays when temperatures dip below 32 degrees. Additional facilities are opened as needed including Senior Centers, libraries, and Park District buildings. The Warming Centers that DFSS operates are not open on weekday holidays unless specifically indicated. This is why it is so important to contact 3-1-1 for Warming Center information, especially during off hours or on holidays.

The Garfield Center, located at 10 S. Kedzie Avenue, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to connect residents to emergency shelter.

Call 3-1-1 to locate a Warming Center in your area.

DFSS WARMING CENTERS

9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday

(DFSS Warming Centers are not open on weekday holidays unless specifically indicated. Hours and days may be extended under extreme conditions. Also, other City facilities might be designated for warming purposes during off hours, That is why it is important to call 3-1-1 for information concerning Warming Center locations, especially during off hours and on weekday holidays)

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
4312 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639

Landlords must heat residential buildings to at least 68 degrees during the day and 66 degrees overnight. If you are unable to resolve a heating problem with your landlord, call 3-1-1.

Category: News

Next month, I will join Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Mike Cabonargi, 30th Ward Alderman Ariel Reboyras and 36th Ward Alderman Gilbert Villegas to share information about appealing your property tax assessment.

Staff will share information on the property tax system and how the appeal process works. You will also have a chance to ask questions. Be sure to bring a copy of your second installment property tax bill. More details can be found on the flyer below.

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Category: News

102714CM0036 rIn the past few weeks, the governor has taken action to assist in Puerto Rican relief efforts following Hurricane Maria and announced willingness to welcome evacuees from the U.S. territory, where millions are still without food, water and electricity.

Senators Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago) and Omar Aquino (D-Chicago), who have both advocated for Illinois to welcome evacuees since the hurricane hit, said they are please Illinois is ready to help.

“I am so thankful that Illinois is stepping up to help Puerto Rico take on the massive project of rebuilding after Hurricane Maria,” Martinez said. “The millions of people struggling without food, power and water in Puerto Rico are American citizens, and I am proud that our governor did the right thing in standing with them.”

“As a Puerto Rican legislator who represents a large Puerto Rican constituency, it is heartening to know that our state is willing to open its doors to victims of natural disasters. Like many in my community, I have family members in Puerto Rico who are still without power and running water and have limited communication with the outside world,” Aquino said.

“Since Hurricane Maria made landfall, I have been working with community groups to coordinate recovery efforts and I am glad that the governor has committed to helping our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico. I know that the communities that I serve are ready to provide a helping hand to these displaced families.”

Category: News Releases

Office Information

Springfield Office:
413 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8191
 
District Office:
2921 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 278-2020

 

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