Forecast highs of around 15 below zero have led to a flurry of school cancelations for Monday, January 6th. The National Weather Service has classified the deep-freeze expected over the next few days as "life-threatening cold." The following schools are closed Monday: check back for updates.
UPDATED MONDAY, 3:15 pm
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES:
Northern Illinois University -- all campuses and satellites are closed. Only essential personnel required to report to work.
Illinois Valley Community College
Kishwaukee Community College
McHenry County College
Blackhawk Technical College
Sauk Valley College
Waubonsee Community College
Rockford Public Schools -- closed, and all after school activities canceled.
Aurora Public Schools
Beloit Public Schools
Belvidere Public Schools
DeKalb Public Schools
Dixon Public Schools
Elgin School District
Fox Valley Career Center
Hampshire Public Schools
Harlem School District (Closed Tuesday 1/7 as well)
Hiawatha School District
Kaneland School District
Oregon School District
Paw Paw School District
Rochelle School District
Sycamore Public Schools
St. Mary's School in Sycamore
Winnebago School District
CherryVale Mall is closing at 5 pm. Reopening Tuesday at regular time.
Rockford Park District: the following facilities are closing early today:
-Indoor Sports Center: Closing at 3 p.m., no evening programs
-Carlson Ice Arena: Closing at 6 p.m.
-Riverview Ice House: Closed. Cancelled - Adult Open Hockey (4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.)
-Sapora Playworld: Closing at 6 p.m.
The Workforce Connection offices in Rockford, Belvidere and Freeport (including the IDES Unemployment office in Rockford) are closed today
All DeKalb County Government Buildings
DeKalb Public Library
Children's Learning Center, DeKalb
Sycamore Child Care
Klehm Arboretum in Rockford
Womanspace in Rockford
Rockford Public Library
Aurora Public Library
Sycamore Park District
Rockford City Council Meeting and its supporting Committee meetings. All items on the Council and Committee agendas will carry over to the January 13 meetings.
Northwest Illinois Audubon Society meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, at St. John United Church of Christ in Freeport
Garbage collection scheduled for City of Rockford residents on Monday January 6, 2014 has been suspended due to the extreme weather conditions. Collection is scheduled to resume on Tuesday January 7th with the regular collection day being delayed one day throughout the City the remainder of the week.
Waste Management will delay Monday residential pick up across the area for one day.
The Secretary of State's office is closing all 138 of its facilities around Illinois. Offices are set to reopen on Tuesday.