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Cooling Shelters

With dangerously high levels of heat forecast across the state of Illinois in the coming days, including heat index forecasts approaching 100 degrees, preventative actions are advised to avoid heat-related illnesses. Information on local cooling centers and safety precautions are provided below and on the city's website.

Local cooling shelters:

YMCA Lobby, 1324 West Carl Sandburg Drive, Galesburg. Open Wednesday through Friday 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Knox County Housing Authority Shelter, 525/527 Iowa Court, Galesburg. Open daily 6 p.m. to 7 a.m.

East Galesburg Fire Station, 411 South State Street, East Galesburg. Open 24 hours through Saturday.

Oneida Fire Station, 210 North Sage Street, Oneida. Open 24 hours through Saturday.

Wataga Fire Station, 310 West Willard Street, Wataga. Open 24 hours through Saturday.


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