Area Cooling Centers

The National Weather Service of Chicago has issued a Heat Advisory until 9 p.m. on Friday, August 28. Hot and oppressively humid conditions can be expected today and Friday with high temperatures in the 90s and peak heat indices on both days exceeding 100° in many areas. 

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. 

Area Cooling Centers
Winnebago County Sites
The Carpenter’s Place
1149 Railroad Ave. Rockford, IL
Monday - Friday 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Rockford Rescue Mission
715 W. State Rockford, IL
8 a.m. to 5 p.m./7 days a week
Or 24/7 for persons needing overnight shelter

City of Rockford Health & Human Services Department
612 N. Church St. Rockford, IL
Monday -Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Brooke Road United Methodist Church
1404 Brooke Road
Monday -Thursday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Loves Park City Hall (gymnasium)
100 Heart Blvd. Loves Park, IL
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Boone County Sites
Belvidere Public Safety Building
615 N. Main St. Belvidere, IL
7 days a week, 8 5 p.m.

Area State Authorized Sites
Belvidere Oasis/Illinois Tollway
East of Belvidere Toll Plaza on I90
24 hrs/7 days a week