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Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition / ilsnowsculpting.com

The Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition has been postponed for a week because there’s just not enough snow.

The annual event was scheduled to start next Thursday at Rockford’s Sinnissippi Park. The Rockford Park District usually hauls snow from the Chicago Rockford International Airport for sculptors to use: a spokesman says what little snow is there is too dirty and icy. The 30th annual competition will now take place Jan. 27th through 30th.

Larry Stephens

Nearly 200 Illinois communities are scrambling to find salt – at a reasonable price – for next winter. 

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Add DeKalb to the growing list of cities cutting back on salting roads.

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.

Larry Stephens

Dangerously cold temperatures and the potential for blowing snow have led to more closings today. 

CLOSINGS 1/23/14    5:00 pm 

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