Power usage will be at its peak as residents and businesses cool off with air conditioners, possibly causing brownouts or power outages in Oak Lawn.
ComEd encourages customers manage energy use efficiently while keeping cool during the heat.
- Cool only the rooms in use
- Run appliances like the dishwasher and washing machine at night.
Subscribers to ComEd outage alerts can quickly report an outage by texting "OUT" to 26633. You will also receive notifications when an outage has been reported at your address, and get ongoing updates as the status of your outage changes.
Visit the ComEd website to sign up for text outage alerts.
These Palos-area cooling centers are also open for those who need a place to cool off:
- Palos Township, 10802 S. Roberts Road, during weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Your local library also can provide relief from the heat.
If you have heat concerns you can contact your local police department:
- Palos Heights 708-448-2131
- Palos Park 708-448-2191
- Palos Hills 708-598-2992
Please also check your elderly loved ones and neighbors.