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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
A girl and boy run and play in the water at Millennium Park.

A girl and boy run and play in the water at Millennium Park. (Maia McDonald (ABC7 Chicago, Web Department))

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Cooling centers are available for residents looking to seek shelter from the extreme heat.

Be sure to check on elderly neighbors and those with chronic health issues who may need your assistance. Try to limit your outdoor activities and avoid direct sunlight. Remember to hydrate by drinking plenty of fluids. Wear appropriate loose fitted and light colored clothing.

Wear a hat and apply sun screen with an SPF rating of 15 or greater. DO NOT leave the elderly, children or pets inside of a parked car. Temperatures inside of a car can rise to dangerous levels causing serious injury or death. Keep pets in a shaded area and provide them with plenty of water. These tips can help to keep you and your loved ones safe from the heat.

Cook County Locations:
Poplar Creek Public Library: Main Library
1405 S. Park Ave., Streamwood
(630) 837-6800
Monday  Thursday: 9:00a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Schaumburg Township District Library - Hanover Park Branch
1266 Irving Park Road, Hanover Park
(630) 372-7800
Monday  Thursday: 10:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday

Hanover Township Senior Center
240 S. Route 59, Bartlett
(630) 837-0301
Monday  Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Schaumburg Township
One Illinois Blvd., Hoffman Estates
(847) 884-0030
Monday  Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

DuPage County Locations:
Department of Human Services Family Center
146 W. Roosevelt Road, Villa Park
(630) 530-1120
Monday  Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Bloomingdale Township Senior Center
6N050 Rosedale Road, Bloomingdale
(630) 529-7794
Monday  Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Wayne Township
27W031 North Ave., West Chicago
(630) 231-7140
Monday  Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

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