School closings

7 to 9 Schools on Chopping block
6:08 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Rockford Hearings On School Closings Are Underway

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Rockford needs fewer, larger elementary schools. More modern classrooms. One early education center for each quadrant of the city. It’s all part of a $250 million plan to improve  every elementary school, except for the 7 to 9 targeted for closing. 

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Weather Closings: updated 9 pm
7:04 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Closings For Tuesday, January 28

The current Arctic blast hitting the northern Illinois region has resulted in another round of weather related closings for Tuesday.

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11:54 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Closings And Cancelations: Tuesday, Jan. 7th

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

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Winter Weather
8:57 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Closings And Cancelations: Monday, January 6th

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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.

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Early dismissal in some districts
8:12 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Tuesday: Too Hot For School

The National Weather Service forecasts another day of school-stopping heat for Tuesday.
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Another day of sweltering temperatures means another short school day for many students in northern Illinois. The National Weather Service predicts record-high temperatures for this time of year will be reached Tuesday, with thermometers topping out in the low- to mid-90s.

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Updated at 4:15 PM
3:18 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Closings And Cancellations For Tuesday

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The following schools are closed and events postponed due to the snowstorm Tuesday, March 5th. Check back for updates.

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Updated 5:27 pm
2:57 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Closings And Cancellations: Tuesday

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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.

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