Different locations in northern Illinois are available to help residents weather the winter conditions.
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 also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Jeff McMaster is Deputy Chief of the DeKalb Fire Department.