Northern Illinois, Indiana Colleges Announce Closures and E-Learning Due to Severe Cold Weather

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CHICAGO, IL – In response to the extreme cold weather affecting Northern Illinois and Indiana, numerous colleges and universities have announced closures and transitions to remote learning. With wind chills expected to reach as low as 15 to 30 degrees below zero, these measures are being taken to ensure the safety of students and staff.

Colleges and Universities in Northern Illinois and Indiana Affected:

  • Adler University, Chicago, IL: Closed.
  • Ambria College of Nursing, Hoffman Estates, IL: E-learning.
  • Columbia College Chicago, IL: Closed, E-learning.
  • Concordia University, River Forest, IL: Closed, E-learning.
  • Dominican University, River Forest, IL: Closed, E-learning.
  • DePaul University, IL – All Locations: Closed, E-learning.
  • Harper College, Palatine, IL: Closed, E-learning.
  • Lincoln College of Technology, Melrose Park, IL: E-learning.
  • National Louis University, IL – All Locations: E-learning.
  • North Park University, Chicago, IL: Closed, E-learning.
  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL: Closed, E-learning.
  • Triton College, River Grove, IL – Main Campus: Closed, No Evening Activities.
  • University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Chicago, IL: Closed.
  • Benedictine University, Lisle, IL: Closed, E-learning.
  • College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL: Closed.
  • North Central College, Naperville, IL: Closed, E-learning.
  • Northern Seminary, Lisle, IL: Closed, E-learning.
  • Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL: Closed, No Evening Classes.
  • Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN: E-learning.
  • Governors State University, University Park, IL: Closed, E-learning.
  • Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL – All Locations: Closed
  • University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL: Closed

Wind Chill Warning Conditions:

  • Effective Area: Northern Illinois and Indiana.
  • Duration: Until 9 AM CST Wednesday.
  • Forecast: Wind chills as low as 15 to 30 degrees below zero.
  • Risks: Extreme cold wind chills can cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

Students and faculty are advised to stay informed through their respective institution’s communication channels for updates and instructions.

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