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Warming centers open in Winnebago, Boone counties amid frigid weather

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Published: Nov. 4, 2019 at 10:45 PM CST
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As the stateline faces freezing temperatures and snowfall, Winnebago and Boone counties have opened up several warming centers.

The warming centers are meant to provide residents with warm, safe places to go during extreme cold.

The city says more locations could be added in a severe weather crisis. You can call the 211 resource line or text “COLD” to 51555 to get an updated list of the centers.

Winnebago County Warming Center Sites:

City of Rockford Community Action Agency

612 N. Church Street, Rockford

Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Carpenter’s Place

1149 Railroad Ave. Rockford

Monday-Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Rockford Rescue Mission

715 W. State Rockford

Women’s Crisis Center (Women and Children Only)

Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Men’s Crisis Center

Monday-Sunday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Pecatonica Village Hall

405 Main St. Pecatonica

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Village of Machesney Park

300 Roosevelt Rd. Machesney Park

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Boone County :

Salvation Army

422 S. Main St. Belvidere

Monday-Friday, 9-11:45 a.m., 1-4 p.m.

Belvidere Public Safety Building:

615 N. Main St. Belvidere

Monday-Sunday, 24 hours

Area State Authorized Sites:

Illinois Dept. of Human Services

Family Community Resource Center

171 Executive Parkway Rockford

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.(besides State and Federal holidays)

Belvidere Oasis/Illinois Tollway

East of Belvidere Toll Plaza on I90

Monday-Sunday, 24 hours

Warming centers run from November 2019 to April 2020.

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