Stay out of the record-breaking cold

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If you need a place to keep warm today, the closest warming centers to our community are:

*Garfield Center, 10 S. Kedzie Ave.

*Trina Davila, 4357 W. Armitage Ave.

Remember, landlords must heat residential buildings to at least 68 degrees during the day and 66 degrees overnight. If you can’t resolve a heating issue with your landlord, please call our office at 773-261-4646.

Due to the extreme weather, our office at 5755 W. Division St. will close early today at 12:30 p.m. However, you can call 3-1-1 or leave a voicemail at our office after that time and someone will get back to you shortly.

Call our office or 3-1-1 to:

*locate a warming center near you
*request a well-being check for someone who may be suffering due to the extreme weather
*report inadequate heat in a residential building
*learn about programs that assist with home heating costs
*connect to shelter and supportive services

Here’s how you can protect yourself and your family:

*wear several layers of loose, warm clothing
*keep your head, hands and feet covered when outdoors
*avoid alcoholic beverages
*recognize the symptoms of hypothermia: stiff muscles, shivering, puffy or swollen face, cold skin, slow breathing and mental confusion
*never use an extension cord with a space heater, and ovens should not be used to heat your home.

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