cancellations

Larry Stephens

Closings:

Nearly all schools in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin are closed. Many local government offices are closed, as well.

Northern Illinois University is canceling classes and university offices are closed for Friday, Feb. 9. at all locations. The school is reopening for events starting at 4:00 Friday afternoon, including those scheduled to commemorate Feb. 14, 2008. Normal operations resume at midnight.

Larry Stephens

Updated at 2:00 am Monday

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Northern Illinois University has cancelled all classes Monday and Tuesday. All campuses are closed both days as well, with only essential employees required to report.

Diane Drake / WNIJ

The following schools are closed Tuesday, January 7th because of the dangerously-low temperatures: 

Diane Drake / WNIJ

A winter storm is making its way across northern Illinois. A Winter Weather Advisory has been extended until midnight for northern Illinois. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for McHenry and Lake Counties, where 6 to 10 inches of snow are expected overnight. Forecasters say strong winds will also make travel difficult at times. As a result, some schools, colleges, and businesses are closed today.

Heat forces changes in park activities

Jun 28, 2012

Early closures and complete cancellations are among the changes implemented by the Rockford Park District due to the anticipated heat today and tomorrow. They include playground activities, a reduced golf tournament, and athletic programs for youth.

The park district is instituting mandatory cooling breaks every 15 to 20 minutes for anyone – including staff -- involved in any outdoor programs or activities. Camp and playground programs have planned more water activities, and are taking frequent rest breaks.