People are asked to contact the facilities of their choice before traveling to ensure a room is available, especially on holidays and during severe weather events, according to a news release from the city of DeKalb. The Christ Community Church location will be open only in weather with temperatures of 20 degrees or lower.
- DeKalb Park District, Hopkins Park Community Center, 1403 Sycamore Road. Call 815-758-6663. Weekly hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed weekends.
- DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., 815-756-3568. Weekly hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
- DeKalb Salvation Army Community Center, 830 Grove St., 815-756-4308. Weekly hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed weekends.
- Christ Community Church, 2350 Pride Ave., 815-787-6161. Weekly hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, closed Friday through Sunday. Only open with temperatures are 20 or below.
Under DeKalb city code, landlords must provide heat to residential buildings to maintain a room temperature of at least 68 degrees between 6:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m., and at least 62 degrees at other times.
To report inadequate heat in a residential building, call the DeKalb Building and Code Enforcement Division Mondays through Fridays at 815-748-2070. After hours, call 815-739-0745.
To request a well-being check for someone who may be suffering due to extreme weather, call the DeKalb Police Department at 815-748-8400.
- Sycamore Police Department, 535 DeKalb Ave., open 24 hours every day.
- Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St., open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
- Genoa Police Department, 333 E. First St. in Genoa. To call the non-emergency police department for issues such as main breaks, call 815-784- 6633. For emergencies, dial 911.