ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – As the region faces freezing temperatures, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, is reminding residents to check out state resources on warming centers and to reach out to elderly friends and family.
“Our area is currently experiencing dangerously cold temperatures,” Manley said. “Particularly for the elderly, these hazardous conditions can limit mobility and restrict access to help if needed.”
Residents can search for an updated list of warming centers near them, as well as learn tips on how to save money on utilities during cold months, at www2.illinois.gov/sites/KeepWarm. Facility hours vary on location. In Joliet, the Department of Human Services locations at 1617 W. Jefferson St. and 45 E. Webster St. are serving as warming centers.
“If you know someone who might need help, please take a moment and check on them,” Manley said. If you plan to travel, make sure you listen to weather forecasts, dress appropriately for the colder temperatures and make plans in case you face an emergency.”
For more information, please reach out to Manley’s constituent service office at RepManley.com or 815-725-2741.