More than 100 warming centers are open across Illinois to provide respite from the bitter cold.
State-authorized warming centers are located at Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) offices throughout the state. IDHS warming centers are open to the public during each facility's regular business hours, Monday through Friday.
The Illinois Tollway Oases in the Chicago area are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
There are additional warming center locations in Northern Illinois:
Belvidere Public Safety Building
615 N. Main St. Belvidere
24 hrs/7 days a week
422 S. Main St. Belvidere
Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sycamore Police Department
535 DeKalb Avenue
Sycamore, Il 60178
Open 24 hours- every day
Sycamore Public Library
103 E. State Street
Sycamore, IL 60178
9:00 a.m. through 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. through 6 p.m., Friday
9:00 a.m. through 5 p.m., Saturday
1:00 p.m. through 5 p.m., Sunday
(Library is closed December 24, 25, 31 and January 1.)
Men’s Crisis Center of the Rockford Rescue Mission
715 W. State St. Rockford
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. /7 days a week
Meals served 3 times per day at 7:00 a.m. - Noon - 5:30 p.m.
Pecatonica Village Hall
405 Main St. Pecatonica
Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Carpenter’s Place
1149 Railroad Ave. Rockford
Mon-Fri 8:15 a.m. – 3:00p.m.
Village of Machesney Park
300 Roosevelt Rd. Machesney Park
Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Winnebago County Justice Center
650 W. State St. Rockford
Lobby open 24 hrs/7 days a week
Women’s Crisis Center of the Rockford Rescue Mission
809 Cedar St. Rockford
Women and Children Only
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m./7 days a week