City opens 6 cooling centers through Friday
Chicago has opened six daytime cooling centers through Friday to offer relief from dangerous temperatures that continue to reach into the 90s.
Despite no formal heat warning from the National Weather Service, the city said on Wednesday it opened its centers “out of caution” ahead of heat index temperatures expected to hit 100 degrees Thursday and nearly as high Friday.
The cooling facilities, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday with COVID-19 precautions, are: † Englewood Center, 1140 W. 79th St. † Garfield Center, 10 S. Kedzie Ave. † King Center, 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave. † North Area Center, 845 W. Wilson Ave. † South Chicago Center, 8650 S. Commercial Ave.
† Trina Davila Center, 4312 W. North Ave.