Chicago, Naperville Schools Close Amid Severe Cold, Closures

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Chicago, IL – With the Midwest caught in the grip of severe winter weather, Chicago Public Schools and Naperville Community Unit School District 203 have announced closures for Tuesday, January 16th. 

This decision comes as the region battles frigid temperatures following a week of snow and rain.

Chicago Public Schools

  • Status: Closed on Tuesday, January 16th.
  • Additional Info: All after-school programming, including athletic practices and games, are canceled. There will be no remote learning.

Naperville Community Unit School District 203

  • Status: E-Learning Day on Tuesday, January 16th.
  • Additional Info: Due to the Wind Chill Warning in Naperville and surrounding areas.

The closures in Chicago and Naperville are part of a broader response across the region to the extreme cold. Other schools and districts implementing closures or shifts to remote learning include:

Manteno Schools

  • Status: Remote learning day on Tuesday.
  • Additional Info: All activities canceled.

Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 (BESD53)

  • Status: E-Learning day on Tuesday.
  • Additional Info: Refer to students’ teachers for instructions.

Bradley Elementary School District #61

  • Status: E-Learning day on Tuesday.
  • Additional Info: Evening activities canceled.

Frankfort School District 157-C

  • Status: E-Learning day on Tuesday.
  • Additional Info: After-school activities canceled.

Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School (BBCHS)

  • Status: Closed on Tuesday.
  • Additional Info: Check the school’s website for exam schedule updates.

Crete-Monee School District 201-U

  • Status: Closed on Tuesday.
  • Additional Info: E-Learning Day in effect.

Kankakee School District 111

  • Status: Closed.

Kankakee Area Career Center

  • Status: E-Learning day on Tuesday.
  • Additional Info: No preschool session.

St. Paul’s Lutheran School – Bourbonnais

  • Status: Closed on Tuesday.

Wind Chill Warning Conditions:

  • Effective Area: Chicago, Naperville, Kankakee, Eastern Will Counties, and surrounding areas.
  • Duration: Until 9 AM CST Wednesday.
  • Forecast: Wind chills as low as 15 to 30 degrees below zero.
  • Primary Risks: Extreme cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

Parents and guardians across these regions are urged to stay informed and consult their respective school district websites or communication channels for the most current information. The safety and well-being of students and staff are paramount as the area navigates these harsh winter conditions.

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