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  • Cold closings a 'new normal': CPS, others to stay shut Thursday

     Cold closings a 'new normal': CPS, others to stay shut Thursday
    As a bone-chilling cold front approached, north suburban Superintendent Lonny Lemon said he was in a meeting Tuesday when "everyone's phones started exploding" with news about impending school closings. The calls, texts and emails were prompted by the perfect storm of weather forecasts, social media and collaborating principals, he said.
  • North Shore schools officials keeping eye on thermometer

    North Shore schools officials keeping eye on thermometer
    With temperatures expected to plunge below zero by mid-week, North Shore school officials were huddling Tuesday to prepare for possible weather-related school closings. At Wilmette School District 39, officials said the district's superintendent, Ray...

    CPS, more than 125 other districts close as dangerous weather arrives

    CPS, more than 125 other districts close as dangerous weather arrives
    Chicago Public Schools and more than 125 school districts in the area decided to close Wednesday as a cold front sliding off the Canadian Rockies threatens to drive wind chills into dangerous territory for the next two days. Chicago school buildings...

    Heat prompts school closings, energy savings, but sharp swing to fall weather awaits

    Heat prompts school closings, energy savings, but sharp swing to fall weather awaits
    A burst of heat and humidity prompted early school closings and electricity-saving measures across the region Wednesday, but a snap back to fall-like weather lies ahead Friday and through the weekend. Temperatures surged to highs of 95 degrees at...

    CPS schools will resume classes on Wednesday

    CPS schools will resume classes on Wednesday
    Chicago Public Schools will resume classes on Wednesday after dangerous cold forced the district to close for two straight days this week. "Temperatures are expected to warm Wednesday close to January averages, making it safe for students and staff to...