Cooling centers open during heat wave

By WEEK Producer

Cooling centers open during heat wave

August 26, 2013 Updated Aug 26, 2013 at 10:50 PM CDT

ILLINOIS -- State officials are urging residents to take advantage of cooling centers as the heat wave continues.

During regular business hours, residents can seek shelter at any Illinois Department of Human Services Building.

Those in central Illinois include:

Peoria County Cooling Centers: 2301 N.E. Adams St., Peoria

Tazewell County Cooling Center: 200 S. Second St., Pekin

Logan County Cooling Center: 1550 Fourth Ave., Lincoln

McLean County Cooling Center: 501 W. Washington, Bloomington

Fulton County Cooling Center: 1329 N. Main St., Lewistown

Dewitt County Cooling Center: 1275 Route 54e, Clinton

Knox County Cooling Center: 477 East Main St., Galesburg

Most state operated cooling centers are open from 8:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.

To find a cooling center near you call the IDHS hotline at 1-800-843-6154 or log onto

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