The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a weather advisory for dangerous cold temperatures until January 31, 2019. Potentially life threatening cold temperatures are expected by midweek, especially from late Tuesday through early Thursday.
The Blue Island Police Department will conduct well-being checks for the elderly (who are listed at the department).
Please make a special effort to check on neighbors, especially if they are seniors, people with special needs or living alone.
Temporary warming locations:
John D. Rita Recreational Center, 2805 W 141st St, Blue Island, IL Telephone: 708-597-8607
Monday-Friday 0900-8:00 p.m., Saturday 0900-4:00 p.m. Sunday Closed
Salvation Army, 2900 Burr Oak Ave, Blue Island IL, Telephone: 708-3323-0100
Monday-Friday 0900-5:00 p.m.
Blue Island Police Lobby 13031 Greenwood Ave, Blue Island IL Telephone: 708-597-8600
24 hours (very limited space)
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, 3301 WIRETON RD, BLUE ISLAND, IL 60406
Monday-Friday 0800-5:00 p.m.
St. Isidore Church, 1811 Burr Oak Ave, Blue Island, IL 60406 Telephone: 708-388-0807
Open as a Warming Center on January 29, 30, and 31st
Catholic Charities Regional Office, 12731 S. Wood, Blue Island, IL 60406 Telephone: 708-586-1350
Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. as a Warming Center the next several days
LaSalle D. King