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Quinn: Take special precautions in extreme heat

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Governor Pat Quinn is reminding Illinois residents to take special precautions and make use of the state’s cooling centers.

There are more than 100 cooling centers around Illinois in order to help those without air conditioning stay cool.

“High heat and humidity is dangerous for everyone on Illinois – young, elderly and in-between,” Governor Quinn said. “I urge residents to take the proper precautions to stay safe as we endure another day of heat.”

The cooling centers are located at Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) offices throughout the state.

The Illinois Department on Aging also encourages relatives and friends to check on the elderly.

To find a cooling center near you, call the IDHS hotline at (800) 843-6154 or visit: keepcool.illinois.gov.

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