Dozens of Schools Close, Delay Start Due to Dangerous Cold - NBC Chicago

Dozens of Schools Close, Delay Start Due to Dangerous Cold



    Chicago Weather Forecast: Wind Chill Advisory

    Andy Avalos has the bone-chilling forecast for the Chicago area. 

    (Published Friday, Jan. 25, 2019)

    Several Illinois and northwest Indiana schools closed or delayed start times on Friday as dangerously cold temperatures descended on the Chicago area. 

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


    The entire Chicago area was under a Wind Chill Advisory beginning at 6 p.m. CST Thursday and lasting through 12 p.m. Friday.

    Residents were urged to take extra precautions if going outside, as the advisory warned of wind chills at 20 or even 30 degrees below zero.

    The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes, the National Weather Service said.

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

    Ambassador Christian Academy, Gary: Opening 2 hours late

    Aspire, Hillside: Closed, employees to report

    Aspire Charter Academy, Gary: Closed

    Bailly Elementary School, Chesterton: Opening 2 hours late

    Barack H. Obama Learning Academy, Markham: Closed

    Beach Elementary School, Round Lake: 2 hour late start, no AM preschool session

    Berger-Vandenberg Elementary, Dolton: Closed

    Bible Baptist School, Highland: Closed

    Blue Cap, Blue Island: Open, no buses

    Blue Cap Workshop-ADT, Evergreen Park: Open, no buses

    Burr Oak Academy, Calumet Park: Closed

    Burr Oak School, Calumet Park: Closed

    Calumet School, Calumet Park: Closed

    Caroline Sibley Elementary, Calumet City: Closed

    Catholic Charities - Diocese of Joliet ECSD, Joliet: Closed, employees to report

    Center for Academics & Technology, Calumet City: Closed

    Center for Alternative Learning, Calumet City: Closed

    Charter School of the Dunes, Gary: Closed

    Chesterton High School, Chesterton: Opening 2 hours late

    Chicago Jesuit Academy, Chicago: Closed

    Children's First Learning Center, Burnham: Closed 12:00 p.m.

    Children's Place Learning Academy, Sauk Village: Closing early at 12 p.m.

    City of Hammond Public Schools, Hammond: Closed

    City of Hobart Schools, Hobart: Closed

    Clifford Pierce Middle School, Merrillville: Opening 2 hours late

    Col. John Wheeler Middle School, Crown Point: Opening 2 hours late

    Coolidge Middle School, Phoenix: Closed

    Crown Point Community School Corp, Crown Point: Opening 2 hours late

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

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