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City Opens Temporary 24-Hour Warming Center

7 Additional Warming Centers Located throughout the City

To assist residents who may need a warm facility during the anticipated frigid temperatures over the next five days, the City of Aurora is opening a temporary 24-hour Warming Center that will serve as a supplement to the other seven warming centers in Aurora.

The Aurora Transportation Center, located at 233 N. Broadway, will be open around the clock and doubling as a Warming Center beginning at Noon on Saturday, January 4, through Noon on Thursday, January 9

“During these critical days of extreme cold, we want to make sure that our residents are protected from the bitter cold no matter the time of day or night,” said Mayor Weisner.  

Seven other locations also serve as daytime Warming Centers:

  • Aurora Public Library Main  Branch
    • 1 E. Benton Street.
    • Hours: Monday-Thursday (9a-9p), Friday-Saturday (9a-5p), Sunday (1p-5p)
  • Aurora Public Library – Eola Road Branch
    • 555 S. Eola Road
    • Hours: Monday-Thursday (9a-9p), Friday-Saturday (9a-5p), Sunday (1p-5p)
  • Aurora Public Library – West Branch
    • 233 S. Constitution Drive
    • Hours: Monday-Thursday (9a-9p), Friday-Saturday (9a-5p), Sunday (1p-5p)
  • Hesed House
    • 659 S. River St.
    • Hours: Seven Days per Week (7a-7p)
  • Prisco Community Center
    • 150 W. Illinois Ave
    • Hours: Monday-Friday (8a-8:30p), Saturday (8:30a-4p)
  • Salvation Army
    • 437 E. Galena Blvd.
    • Hours: Monday-Friday (10a-4p) 
  • Senior Services Associates
    • 900 N. Lake Street
    • Hours: Monday-Friday (8a-4p)

The Non-Emergency Line at the Aurora Police Department is available 24 hours per day to address weather-related inquires. Call 630-256-5000 to:

  • Locate the nearest Warming Center
  • Request a well-being check for someone who may be at risk due to the extreme cold
  • Request a ride to the 24-hour Warming Center
  • Report inadequate heat in a residential building
  • Connect to shelter and supportive services

Call 9-1-1 for all emergency-related situations.

The City of Aurora advises everyone to take extra safety precautions during this extreme weather:

  • Wear multiple layers of clothing to stay warm including gloves and hats to help prevent losing your body heat.
  • Check on relatives and neighbors, especially the elderly and others most susceptible to extreme cold conditions.
  • If you are using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away.
  • Turn off space heaters and make sure fireplace embers are out before leaving the room or going to bed.
  • Protect your pipes by running water at a trickle to help prevent them from freezing. Open the kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing.
  • Don’t forget your pets - make sure they have enough shelter to keep warm and that they can get to unfrozen water.

Additional considerations will be made as conditions warrant.

Location: Aurora, IL

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Release Date—January 3rd, 2014