Red Cross Shelters Moved to Standby Status

By Rose Cordes

A Red Cross shelter at New Morningstar Baptist Church in Peoria.

February 2, 2011 Updated Feb 2, 2011 at 8:51 PM CDT

Some local Red Cross Shelters have been changed to standby status today.

The following shelter locations have been moved to standby status. 
•First Baptist Church, 411 W. Lake in Peoria, IL
•Morton District 709 Admin Blding, 1050 S. 4th St in Morton, IL
•Lacon Area Community Centerm 495 N. Washington in Lacon, IL


The New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church shelter located at 413 W. John Gwynn Jr Ave in Peoria, IL will remain open tonight.

The local American Red Cross opened the shelters for area residents and stranded motorists in response to the severe winter weather. If residents or motorists are in need of shelter, they are encouraged to call the local Red Cross office at (309)677-7272.  For a complete list of open shelters across the state, please visit