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As the temperatures reach extreme highs or lows, the Village makes Village Hall temporarily available to residents as a warming or cooling center. Please go to the Police Department between 7:00am and 11:00pm, 7 days a week, to register. Between 11:00pm and 7:00am, residents can pick up the red phone on the outside of Village Hall's main entrance and request the use of the center. 

. Typically the hours for the cooling center are 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM.  There will be cots and water for residents to use.  NO PETS will be allowed unless it is a certified service pet.  The residents utilizing the cooling center are responsible for food and any other personal needs.  This is for TEMPORARY use by residents.  If residents need longer term assistance, we will make any accommodations within our power. 

Warming-Cooling Center Registration Form

Cook County Cooling Centers





The Village of Westchester is taking a proactive approach to the recent information regarding various communicable diseases.
Our emergency responders are being provided information on how to identify and respond to potentially infected members of the public.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has activated an Ebola hotline to answer questions about Ebola 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The hotline number is 800-889-3931. A link to their website can be found here. To link directly to their Ebola information page click here.

The Cook County Department of Public Heath has released an Ebola Virus informational document which can be read by clicking here.

The Cook County Department of Public Health has released information for schools and daycares on reducing the spread of viral respiratory infections, including enteroviruses.  Click here to download and read.

Get your Flu shot to protect yourself.  The Cook County Department of Public Health has a webpage dedicated to information on this Flu season. Click here to read more. 

To visit the Cook County Department of Public Health's website directly click here.

The National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website can be found here.

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Scrub Club

NSF International has created the Scrub Club to raise awareness about the benefits of handwashing in an effort to improve the health of children and reduce school sick days. The Partnership for Food Safety Education and the American Red Cross has joined with NSF International to support the Scrub Club and their mission to promote proper handwashing practices.  To view more information about the Scrub Club click here.