Governor Quinn opens more than 100 warming centers


Web Editor - Nick Miller

CHICAGO -- Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is urging residents to take advantage of the state's warming centers as temperatures across the state dip to dangerous lows. The state has opened more than 100 warming centers across Illinois to provide relief from the bitter cold.

"The state will do everything it can to protect residents during the severe cold that is coming our way," Governor Quinn said. "We also urge citizens to be aware of the serious health problems that can result from prolonged exposure to the cold."

The warming centers are located at Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) offices throughout the state. The warming centers will be open to the public during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Governor Quinn and the Illinois Department of Aging are also encouraging relatives and friends to make daily visits or calls to senior citizens living alone.