PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The heat wave expected this week to put temperatures into the 90s will trigger a response form local governments to open cooling centers for residents in need.

High temperatures and humidity are particularly problematic for the elderly, very young children and pets. People should take care to make sure they and their loved ones have plenty of shade, water and access to indoors where the temperatures could be cooler.


In the Galesburg area, residents can visit the following locations that are set up as temporary cooling centers:

  • the city’s Public Safety Building – 150 South Broad Street  (open 24 hours)
  • YMCA – 1324 W. Carl Sandburg Drive – (open 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.) 
  • East Galesburg Village Hall – 100 E First St. (open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Wataga Fire Station – 310 W Willard St. (open 7a.m. to 7 p.m.)


The City of Peoria announced that its buildings will be available as cooling centers throughout the week, as temperatures are expected to be in the 90s.

City Hall said the lobby of the police department, located at 600 SW Adams Street, will be open for those needing air conditioning daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also accessible are the city’s fire stations, which will also be available for cooling daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

When a fire or medical call comes in, people will be asked to leave the building while firefighters are on a call.

Peoria fire station locations:

  • Fire Central
    505 NE Monroe Street
  • Station #3
    1204 W Armstrong Avenue
  • Station #4
    509 S Western Avenue
  • Station #8
    832 W Hurlburt Street
  • Station #10
    3316 N Wisconsin Avenue
  • Station #11
    1025 W Florence Avenue
  • Station #13
    2114 W Richwoods Boulevard
  • Station #15
    717 W Detweiller Drive
  • Station #16
    2105 W Northmoor Road
  • Station #19
    5719 N Frostwood Parkway
  • Station #20
    2020 W Wilhelm Road


The City of East Peoria has announced they will open up designated buildings as cooling centers during the upcoming heat wave.

EastSide Centre, 1 EastSide Drive, and the East Peoria Civic Plaza, 401 W. Washington St., will be open as cooling centers during their regular operating hours.


According to the Creve Coeur Police Department’s Facebook page, the village’s public library will serve as a cooling center this week for residents who need a place to escape the heat.

The hours will be:

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday


Bloomington and Normal as well as the county have combined forces to create a map with several cooling centers. That map can be found here.

Some of the locations are the Connect Transit Bus center on Front Street and the Bloomington Public Library. Please look at the map for the location nearest you.


Liberty Hall at 100 Lincoln Road in Marquette Heights will be open as a cooling center from Aug. 21 to Aug. 25.