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Be Careful During Summer Heat

Be Careful During Summer Heat

Summer is here, and with this season comes the heat. The Skokie Health Department recommends the following during periods of forecasted heat even when a heat advisory has not been issued:

* Use a buddy system to check in on family, neighbors, and friends;

* Plan activities for the coolest times of the day (early morning and late afternoon);

* Drink plenty of fluids;

* Wear light colored, loose fitting clothing outdoors;

* NEVER leave children or pets in a parked car; and

* Protect your pets. Make sure your pet always has cool, clean water and a shaded area to rest if left outside

The following public locals are available for cooling in Skokie:

* Illinois Department of Human Services at 8020 St. Louis, Skokie, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Skokie Public Library at 5215 Oakton St. Skokie, 847/673-7774. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 12 to 6 p.m.

* Skokie Park District, The Skatium at 9300 Weber Park Place (at the rear of the building), Skokie, 847/674-1500 ext. 2900. Sunday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and at Oakton Park Community Center, 4701 Oakton Street Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information contact the Skokie Health Department at 847/933-8252, or visit

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