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City to open warming centers during cold snap

The City of Evanston and local non-profits are making plans to provide emergency shelter during the very cold weather that's expected to follow today's snowfall.

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The Levy Center.

The City of Evanston and local non-profits are making plans to provide emergency shelter during the very cold weather that’s expected to follow today’s snowfall.

Kimberly Kull, division chief for emergency management in the Fire Department, says the Levy Senior Center will serve as a warming shelter on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

In addition, the city will assist Interfaith Action by providing transportation of 20 homeless individuals Saturday and Sunday to and from the overnight and daytime shelters.

The bus will carry homeless individuals from St. Mark’s Church to St. Luke’s Church at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and from St. Luke’s to St. Mark’s at 6:45 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Kull says Connections for the Homeless continues to house 80 homeless individuals at the Margarita Inn.

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