The City of Evanston late this afternoon declared a heat emergency in the city — opening a number of cooling centers that people without air conditioning can go to to get out of the heat.

The Robert Crown Center at 1701 Main St. will be open until heat emergency is no longer in effect.

Several other centers have more limited hours:

  • The Levy Senior Center at 300 Dodge Ave. will be open until 9 p.m.
  • The Fleetwood-Jourdain Center at 1655 Foster St. will be open until 7p.m.
  • The Noyes Cultural Arts Center at 927 Noyes St. will be open until 7 p.m.

If the emergency continues into tomorrow, two other centers will also be of use:

  • The Chandler-Newberger Center at 1028 Central St., which is  open until 6 p.m.
  • The Ecology Center at 2024 McCormick Blvd., which is open until 4:30 p.m.

Update 6:50 a.m. 7/24/10: The heat emergency is automatically lifted whenever the heat index drops below 90 degrees, which it did within two or three hours after the emergency declaration was issued.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Where are the global warming deniers?

     When we had terrible blizzards across the country in winter, all of the global warming deniers came out in full force.  "It’s snowing in Texas!  Where is Al Gore?"   {Enquiring minds understood all along that extreme snow in the winter did not contradict the theory of global warming – but never mind. }


    So now…what do all of our right-wing friends have to say about this?  Where are they? Perhaps they are in Kenya, searching for Barack Obama’s birth certificate.  Or maybe they are hiding from the Granny-killing Death Panels that are part of Obamacare.  Or maybe they are just too busy watching Glenn Beck that they haven’t gone outside.

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