Winnebago and Boone County cooling centers activated

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Six area locations are assuring residents’ safety by offering free air conditioned facilities during periods of extreme heat.

The cooling centers will offer air conditioning when the National Weather Service issues an Excessive Heat Advisory or Warning. In addition, residents are encouraged to check-in on the well-being of senior relatives, friends, neighbors and others whose health might be affected by extreme heat.

The cooling center locations are as follows:

Winnebago County Sites

Carpenter’s Place
1149 Railroad Ave., Rockford
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Rockford Rescue Mission
Men’s & Women’s Crisis Centers
715 W. State St., Rockford
Men’s Center: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., everyday
Women’s Center: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., everyday

Pilgrim Baptist Church
1703 S. Central Ave., Rockford
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Village of Machesney Park
300 Roosevelt Rd., Machesney Park
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Pecatonica Village Hall
405 Main St., Pecatonica
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Boone County Site

Salvation Army
422 S. Main St., Belvidere
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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