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South Side Cooling Centers Open As Heat Index Hits The 100s This Week

It's going to be a hot week. Here's where to stay cool on the South Side.

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ENGLEWOOD — With a dangerous heat wave coming later this week, the Department of Family and Support Services will be providing relief to Chicago residents in need.

All six city cooling centers will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, with the possibility of extended days and hours during extreme conditions.

Currently, there are three cooling centers on the South Side: Englewood Community Service Center, 1140 W. 79th St., King Community Service Center, 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave., and the South Chicago Community Service Center, 8650 S. Commercial Ave.

In addition to those locations, libraries, police stations, and other spaces may be made available beyond regular business hours as conditions warrant. Senior centers are also available.

Temperatures are predicted to soar close to 100 degrees Thursday through Sunday, with heat indexes into the 100s, which will make it feel like 100-110 degrees.

Residents are advised to call 311 for more up-to-date information.

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