City conducts well-being checks amid cold temps

January 8, 2010 4:39:21 PM PST
Over the past week, Chicago's Department of Family and Support Services has conducted more than 150 well-being checks, mostly involving senior citizens.Crews were expected to be out again over the weekend, checking on anyone who may have trouble coping with the extreme cold.

However, they are asking for help.

"If you see someone trying to survive on the street, or in other public venues, or if you know of a friend or relative who may need assistance, please call 3-1-1 with the location of that individual so that we can help them," said Mary Ellen Caron, Cmsr. Dept. of Family and Support Services.

The city's main warming center at 10 South Kedzie will be open around the clock over the weekend.