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High Temperatures Predicted

Highland Park has the potential for high temperatures this weekend into early next week (June 10 – June 13). The City urges citizens to take extra precautions as heat indexes rise. Citizens are advised to stay in air-conditioned spaces, stay out of the sun, drink plenty of water, and check on friends and relatives who do not have air conditioning, especially the elderly.

For individuals seeking relief from the hot and humid weather conditions, the Police Department, 1677 Old Deerfield Road, will serve as a cooling center and is available 24-hours throughout the weekend. The Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave, and the Recreation Center of Highland Park, 1207 Park Ave. West, will serve as cooling centers on Monday and Tuesday during regular business hours (Library 9 AM – 9 PM, Rec Center 5 AM – 9:45 PM). The Highland Park Police Department will serve as a cooling center on Monday and Tuesday after hours.

The Police Department also conducts well-being checks if requested. To request a well-being check, please call the Police Department Non-Emergency Number at 847.432.7730.

The combination of heat and humidity may increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Children, senior citizens and those with medical conditions are at a higher risk.

For more information on other precautions you and your family can take to prepare for hot weather and humidity, visit