Cooling Center open as severe heat forecast approaches

When temperatures are expected to rise to unsafe levels, the North Chicago Cooling Center located at the North Chicago Police Department Lobby is open to the public. Please enter through the main entrance of the Police Department located on the north side of City Hall. 

Residents are reminded during hot weather to:

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Try to stay in the shade or indoors as much as possible
  • If working outside, take frequent breaks, preferably in an air-conditioned space
  • Check on elderly neighbors and those with functional needs
  • Take pets indoors and make sure they have plenty of water
  • Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle

Those who do not have access to air conditioning are encouraged to take advantage cooling centers throughout Lake County.