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As higher temperatures and humidity will settle over the region over the next several days, the Village of Oak Brook is reminding residents that the following locations are available as cooling centers:
Village of Oak Brook Butler Government Center
1200 Oak Brook Road (630) 368-5000
Monday – Friday 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Oak Brook Public Library
600 Oak Brook Road (630) 368-7700
Monday – Thursday 9:30 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Friday – Saturday 9:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Closed on Sundays between Memorial Day and Labor Day
Oak Brook Park District
Family Recreation Center
1450 Forest Gate Road (630) 990-4233
Monday –Thursday 5:30 A.M – 10 P.M.
Friday 5:30 A.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Saturday & Sunday 7:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Cooling centers provide those who may not have air conditioning or someone to care for them with a place to get some relief in the summer months. During times of excessive heat and humidity, it is important to recognize that the elderly are not the only ones susceptible to the excessive heat. Those who are going to be outdoors this week should also take the necessary steps to ensure they are well-hydrated and dressed appropriately.
Residents should take care of themselves and also check in on their neighbors, especially senior citizens, who may need assistance in protecting themselves from the dangers that come with these high temperatures.
According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, the best way to avoid heat related problems is to:
The following website provide additional information:
State of Illinois Keep Cool Information
DuPage County Cooling Center Resources