The state is offering cooling centers and tips for beating the heat this summer. Illinois Public Health Director Doctor Lamar Hasbrouck says the very young and elderly are the most susceptible to suffering heat-related illnesses. He says there are certain warning signs parents and care givers should be watching for.
The state has opened more than 120 cooling centers across Illinois at local state Department of Human Services offices and tollway oases, and are open during regular business hours. There are also cooling centers being opened by local governments and private entities. For a list of centers and other tips, call the United Way from any landline at 2-1-1, or log on to www.keepcool.illinois.gov