With temperatures expected to drop to near-zero or below tonight, the City of Evanston has opened a 24-hour warming center at the Robert Crown Center, 1701 Main St.

Also, residents are welcome to come in and get warm at several of its other community centers and libraries during regular hours of operation.

These include the following locations:

Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster St., 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Chandler-Newberger Center, 1028 Central St., 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
North Branch Library, 2026 Central St., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Chicago Ave./Main St. Branch Library, 900 Chicago Ave., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Evanston residents who have no other means of transportation to get to one of the four city-sponsored community center warming locations, for Jan. 22-23 only, can use an Evanston taxi company at no charge.

Upon arrival at one of the community centers, the passenger or taxi driver only needs to go inside the center to obtain a taxi coupon.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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