Block Club Chicago: With Dangerous Cold Coming, Chicagoans Who Are Homeless Scramble To Find Shelter, Supplies. Here’s How You Can Help

The coronavirus pandemic has made the situation more dire for people experiencing homelessness. Shelters had to reduce capacity, many people have lost jobs and housing and fewer people are out and about to offer help.

By Colin Boyle

CHICAGO — An Arctic blast will hit Chicago this weekend, bringing with it dangerous cold — and people who are homeless are particularly at risk.

The cold is expected to set in Friday and last through Sunday. Overnight Saturday is when the coldest weather will come: It could get as chilly as 10 below zero, but it’ll feel like 25 below zero, according to the National Weather Service. Snow is also possible during the weekend.