Closings And Delays Ahead Of Dangerous Cold

Heavy snow and freezing temperatures are causing area schools and organizations to close or delay start times.
Erika Hobbs

TINLEY PARK, IL — Heavy snow and freezing temperatures ahead of the polar vortex are expected to bring hazardous conditions Monday. Schools, universities and other locations are canceling classes or delaying start times to keep people safe.

Officials are warning ahead of the polar vortex that is descending on the area to stay in when possible and to stay warm. So far, at least 18 people have died in Cook County from cold exposure since the start of the season, officials have said.

Cook County has a list of warming centers for those who need them.

Will County also has a list available online.

Here's what closed or starting late in your area.

  • Devry University - Tinley Park Campus (Tinley Park)| Opening late : 12:00pm

  • Fox College - - Vet Tech Institute (Tinley Park) | Opening late : 9:30am

  • Lewis University - Tinley Park Campus (Tinley Park) | Opening late : 10:00am

  • Victor Andrew High School (Tinley Park) | Opening late : 9:30am

  • Clearbrook (Arlington Heights) | Open, no busses

We'll keep you updated as information comes in. Check back for more.

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