79th District Cooling Centers

With the impending heat, below is a list of cooling locations located in the 79th District and surrounding areas. Please take precautions to stay cool and safe these next few days.


All River Valley Metro buses will serve as free cooling centers. River Valley Metro Mass Transit District buses serve as free cooling stations whenever the heat index is 100°+

Kankakee Health Department (2390 W. Station St., Kankakee) Open during business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Kankakee Public Library (201 E. Merchant St., Kankakee) Normal Business Hours Only


Bradley Public Library (296 N Fulton Ave. Bradley) Normal Business Hours Only


Bourbonnais Municipal Center (700 Main St. NW)
Bourbonnais Public Library (250 W John Casey Rd Bourbonnais) Normal Business Hours Only
Northfield Square Mall (1600 N State Rt 50. Bourbonnais) Normal Business Hours Only


Braidwood City Hall (141 W. Main Street) Mon – Fri 9AM – 5PM (815) 458-2333


The Leo Hassett Community Center (211 N. Main St., Manteno)


Village of Monee Fireman’s Park’s Building (5218 W. Court Street) Mon – Fri 9AM – 5PM or By Request (708) 534-8302


Village Hall will serve as a cooling center during business hours, and the Park Forest Police Department will be available as a cooling center 24 hours a day.


Village Hall/Church of the Cross (13043 E. 2260S. Rd.), Pembroke Twp. Thurs. & Fri. 8 AM – 2:30 PM


Village Hall (105 W. Washington St., Momence)
Edward Chipman Public Library (126 N. Locust Street Momence) Normal Business Hours Only


Pembroke Township Senior Center (40119 S Wheeler Rd. Pembroke)
Pembroke Public Library (13130 E. Central Ave., Pembroke Township): Open from 10 AM to 2 PM


Beecher Community Hall (673 Penfield) By Request Only (708) 946-2324
Beecher Village Hall (625 Dixie Highway) By Request Only (708) 296-1715
Washington Township Center (30200 Town Center Road) By Request Only (708) 946-2026


Peotone Village Hall (208 E Main Street) By Request Only (708) 258-3279
Shorewood Village Hall (903 West Jefferson) Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 4 PM Additional hours by request (815) 725-1460
Troy Township Community Center (25448 Seil Road) By Request Only (815) 744-1968


Wilmington City Hall (1165 S Water Street) By Request Only (815) 476-2334
Wilmington Lions Club (805 River Street) By Request Only (815) 476-2334