SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – State Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, is encouraging people to visit community warming centers throughout the cold winter months if they do not have adequate heating in their homes. Warming centers are available in state facilities across Illinois to help residents reduce their home heating costs. These facilities are a safe, warm place to go during the day while residents turn their thermostats down.
“Many residents pay extremely high utility bills during the winter months, putting a large financial burden on hard-working families across our state,” said Mussman. “I encourage those who need a place to go to stay out of the cold to take advantage of the warming centers provided locally both in Schaumburg and in Roselle.”
Warming centers are available at the Schaumburg Township building, Roselle Library, and elsewhere throughout the state. The Schaumburg Township building, located at 1 Illinois Blvd. in Hoffman Estates, is open from 8:30 am – 9:00 pm Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 am – 8:00 pm on Friday. The Roselle Public Library, located at 40 S. Park St. in Roselle, is open from 9:30 am – 9:00 pm Monday through Thursday, from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, and from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm on Sunday.
“We’ve already seen a few flurries and snow falls this season, and it’s only mid-December,” said Mussman. “We still have a couple winter months before the temperatures will start to rise again, so I hope that everybody takes advantage of this opportunity to stay warm, lower your heating costs at home, and re-introduce yourself to the service centers in your community.”
To find the warming center closest to you, call 311 or the Illinois Department of Human Services hotline at 800-843-6154.