“Chicago area winters can be brutal, and when the weather gets colder, our heating bills get higher,” Mussman said. “The extra financial burden on hard-working families during the winter months can lead to people putting themselves in danger to try and keep the bills manageable. That’s why these warming centers are so important.”
Warming centers are available in many facilities across Illinois to help residents who may not have access to warm, dry shelter during the day or who may be struggling to afford home heating costs. These facilities are a safe, warm place to go during the day. The Schaumburg Township building, located at 1 Illinois Blvd in Hoffman Estates will be welcoming residents to take advantage of their community warming center from 8:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Friday.
“We have already had a few snow falls this season, and it’s only December,” Mussman said. “I encourage those in need to take advantage of this opportunity to stay warm and dry, lower heating costs at home, and re-introduce yourself to the service centers in your community.”
Other winter warming center locations can be found by using Keep Warm Illinois’s web search, at https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/KeepWarm/SitePages/WarmingCenters.aspx.