With temperatures predicted to hit near 100 today, Elgin has activated its cooling center in the lobby area of the police department, 151 Douglas Ave.
Should there be a need, the backup cooling center is the Centre of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way.
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The National Weather Service has issued an extreme heat watch and predicts oppressively hot weather for today.
Residents planning out being outdoors are encouraged to dress in light colored- clothing and drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic fluids. Experts also recommend limiting exposure to the sun and spend some time cooling off in air-conditioned places.
For details, call Elgin Police Department non-emergency at (847) 289-2700.