Even the Cook County Courts are getting a snow day Friday.
A winter storm barrelling down on the area that promises to leave around 12 inches of snow in some areas has prompted the courts to close Friday, according to Chief Judge Timothy Evans.
The decision was made "to ensure that no one is placed in a position of danger in getting to court," Evans said in a statement.
There will be no court in session in any Cook County courthouse and the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court will also be closed, Evans said. Bond court at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago and juvenile detention hearings at the Juvenile Center are the only exception.
All cases set for Friday will be rescheduled.
Courts are also closed Monday in observance of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.