Dozens of Schools Close, Delay Start Due to Winter Weather

Several Illinois and northwest Indiana schools closed or delayed start times on Wednesday as a mix of freezing rain and snow fell across the Chicago area.

By Wednesday morning, dozens of schools reported late openings or full closures due to weather.


A Winter Weather Advisory remained in effect through 12 p.m. for DuPage, Cook, La Salle, Kendall, De Kalb, Kane and Lake counties in Illinois, with a Winter Storm Warning in McHenry County through noon as well.

Ice accumulations of up to a tenth of an inch, plus several inches of snow, were possible before the system was expected to end in the late morning or early afternoon.

The freezing rain and snow made the morning commute slick and treacherous, with drivers warned to use extra caution.

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Here's a look at some of the schools announcing closures as part of the winter weather:

ABC Preschool, Sycamore: Closed

Algonquin Lakes Elementary, Algonquin: Opening 2 hours late

Allendale School - Linc, Woodstock: Closed

Anderson Elementary School, St. Charles: Opening 2 hours late

Avon School, Round Lake Beach: Buses running 15 minutes late

Bell-Graham Elementary School, St. Charles: Opening 2 hours late

Brooks Elementary, Dekalb: Closed

Chesterton High School, Chesterton: Opening 2 hours late

Clay Academy, Woodstock: Closed

Cornerstone Christian Academy, Sycamore: Closed

Dekalb High School, Dekalb: Closed

Dist #207-U (Peotone Community Schools), Peotone: Closed

Dist #303, St. Charles: Opening 2 hours late

Dist #427 (Sycamore CUSD 427), Sycamore: Closed

Eisenhower Elementary School, Crown Point: Opening 2 hours late

Genoa Middle School, Genoa: Closed

Genoa-Kingston High School, Genoa: Closed

Hampshire Elementary School, Hampshire: Opening 2 hours late

Hanover Central Middle School, Cedar Lake: Opening 2 hours late

Harvard Junior High School, Harvard: Opening 2 hours late

Homer Iddings Elementary School, Merrillville: Opening 2 hours late

Huntley Middle School, Dekalb: Closed

Kingston Elementary School, Kingston: Closed

Lake Forest Academy, Lake Forest: Opening late at 8:40am

Lincoln Elementary School, Dekalb: Closed

Click here for a full list of school closings and cancellations.

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