National Weather Service

Plowing crews are hard at work attempting to deal with the continuous snowfall across the WNIJ area.

However, the snowfall wasn't equally distributed.  DeKalb received about 5 inches of snow, while Rockford and Freeport recieved half a foot. The National Weather Service reports snowfall was much higher in other areas, with 10 inches in Aurora, and 8 inches near Naperville. Around 7 to 11 inches were predicted to fall overall.

Larry Stephens


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.

Cold Weather Prompts Public Service Closures

Dec 13, 2016
Illinois Christmas Tree Association

Temperatures are taking a sharp drop this week, and it’s affecting public services and charities.  

Northern Illinois Municipalities Declare Snow Emergency

Dec 5, 2016

Many local municipalities declared snow emergencies Sunday evening.   

The moves were prompted by at least three inches of snow accumulation over the winter.  Some areas, instituted odd/even parking rules. However, Rockford canceled its emergency rules as of 8 a.m. Monday. Officials say they've completed plowing and salting arterial and residential routes.

More information on Rockford snow conditions can be found at

Larry Stephens

Winter makes a comeback tonight in northern Illinois. There’s a winter storm warning along the Wisconsin border, with four to six inches of heavy, wet snow starting at 6:00 this evening.

This fast-moving storm will bring 2 to 4 inches everywhere else north of I-80. Wind and ice could complicate tomorrow morning’s commute.