Palos Park police sent out an email blast reminding residents of the importance of checking on your elderly neighbors during this week's heat wave:
The area is under a heat advisory until Tuesday night and little relief is expected the rest of the week. With a high near 94 degrees is expected and with the heat index value as high as 101, according to the National Weather Service.
The Palos Park Police Department is encouraging people to be careful outside and check on their neighbors. Officers are keeping an eye out during patrol for people that may be struggling with the high temps, similar to during the winter months, Police Commissioner Dan Polk said.
Polk noted “If you know of anybody, elderly or the infirm that are without air conditioning, maybe it’s a good day to check in on them and be a good neighbor, it’s very, very warm out there."
A cooling center is open at Palos Township, 10802 S. Roberts Road, during weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.