Official website for the City of Aurora, Illinois. Mayor Robert J. O'Connor

Cooling & Warming Centers

Heat Emergencies

Heat Advisory:

    • Issued within 12 hours of the onset of the following conditions: heat index of at least 105 degrees Fahrenheit but less than 115 degrees Fahrenheit for less than 3 hours per day, or nighttime lows above 80 Fahrenheit for 2 consecutive days.

Low Temperature Emergencies

    • Wind Chill Advisory: The National Weather Service Issues this advisory when the wind chill could be life threatening if action is not taken.

In cases of extreme cold and heat in our area residents should look after their neighbors especially the elderly or those who may need assistance. Additionally, don't forget about our furry forever friends (pets).


The City of Aurora wants to make sure our residents are cool during hot temperatures and warm during cold temperatures the following eight locations are available as Cooling and warming Centers.

  • Santori Public Library
  • Address: 101 S. River Street
  • Hours: Mon.-Thurs.(9a-9p), Fri.-Sat.(9a-5p), Sun.(1p-5p)
  • Aurora Public Library - Eola
  • Address: 555 S. Eola Road
  • Hours: Mon.-Thurs.(9a-9p), Fri.-Sat.(9a-5p), Sun.(1p-5p)
  • Aurora Public Library - West
  • Address: 233 S. Constitution Drive
  • Hours: Mon.-Thurs. (9a-9p), Sat. (9a-5p), Sun. (1p-5p)
  • Eola Community Center
  • Address: 555 S. Eola Road
  • Hours: Mon.-Fri. (8a-9p), Sat. & Sun. (8a-5p)
  • Hesed House
  • Address: 659 S. River St.
  • Hours: Seven Days Per Week (7a-7p)
  • Prisco Community Center
  • Address: 150 W. Illinois Ave.
  • Hours: Mon.-Thurs. (8a-8:30p), Fri. (8a-5:30p), Sat. (8a-4p)
  • Salvation Army
  • Address: 437 E. Galena Blvd.
  • Hours: Mon.-Fri. (10a-4p)
  • Vaughan Athletic Center
  • Address: 2121 W. Indian Trail Road
  • Hours: Mon-Fri (8a-8p), Sat. & Sun. (8a-4p)