If you have air conditioning, consider yourself blessed. It was HOT over the weekend, and the temperatures are set to remain in the 90's throughout the week.


Most of us consider air conditioning a necessity, however some people in the Rockford area are not that fortunate. Thankfully, Rockford Rescue Mission opened it's doors to dozens of men and women over the weekend to provide them with a spot to cool down when the heat got unbearable. There will be several other places acting as cooling centers over the next week. This heat is no joke. Stay cool and pass this along to someone who may need it.

Rockford Rescue Mission at 715 W. State St. in Rockford

7a.m. to 7p.m. All week


Carpenter's Place at 1149 Railroad Ave. in Rockford 

8:30a.m to 3p.m. Monday thru Friday


The Village of Machesney Park Center at 300 Roosevelt Road

8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. Monday thru Friday


Boone County Salvation Army at 422 S. Main St. in Belvidere

9a.m. to 11:45a.m. and 1p.m. to 4p.m. Monday thru Friday


Pilgrim Baptist Church at 1703 S. Central Ave. in Rockford

9a.m. to 5p.m. Monday thru Friday


Pecatonica Village Hall at 405 Main St. in Pecatonica

8:30a.m. to 8:30p.m. Monday thru Friday