Hundreds of schools, including the Chicago Public Schools, have decided to remain closed on Tuesday because of the dangerous cold."Tuesday’s expected continuation of subzero temperatures and high winds will make it dangerous for children and families getting to and from school," CPS said in a statement today.
CPS and hundreds of other schools across the suburbs were closed on Monday, and many of them are planning to stay closed on Tuesday. See the complete list HERE.
The Chicago area is under a wind chill warning through early Wednesday morning and wind chill readings are expected to be at their lowest early Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Wind chills could reach between minus 35 and 40 degrees.
The Brookfield Zoo will remain open, though.
The YMCA of Metro Chicago is providing “School’s Out Day’’ activities at five Chicago facilities today and Tuesday, according to spokeswoman Michelle Damico.
Kids will be doing interactive crafts, active physical group games, skits and drama and other fun activities from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following locations:
McCormick Tribune: 1834 North Lawndale Ave.
High Ridge: 2424 W. Touhy Ave.
South Side: 6330 S. Stony Island Ave.
South Chicago: 3039 East 91st St.
Rauner Family: 2700 S. Western Ave.
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