As the winter weather settles in, many in our community may be in need of a warm and safe place to go. Below you can find some of the warming centers in our area:
Winter Warming Centers In Dekalb, warming centers are located at:
DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., 815-756-3568 (Hours: 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays; 9 a.n. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday)
DeKalb Park District, Hopkins Park Community Center, 1403 Sycamore Road, 815-758-6663 (Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed weekends)
DeKalb Salvation Army Community Center, 830 Grove St., 815-756-4308 (Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed weekends)
Christ Community Church, 2350 Pride Ave., 815-787-6161 (Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, closed Friday through Sunday)
In Sycamore, warming centers are located at:
Sycamore Police Department, 535 DeKalb Ave., open 24 hours every day
Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St., open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
To request a well-being check for someone who may be suffering because of the extreme weather, call the DeKalb Police Department any time at 815-748-8400.
Landlords must provide heat to residential buildings to maintain a room temperature of at least 68 degrees between 6:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. and at least 62 degrees at other times, per city of DeKalb Municipal Code, Chapter 24 Building Code, Section 602. To report inadequate heat in a residential building, call 815-748-2070 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Call 815-739-0745 after hours.
To find the closest warming center, call 815-748-8460 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.