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Closings And Cancelations: Monday, January 6th

Susan Stephens

Forecast highs of around 15 below zero have led to a flurry of school cancelations for Monday, January 6th. The National  Weather Service has classified the deep-freeze expected over the  next few days as "life-threatening cold." The following schools are closed Monday: check back for updates.



Northern Illinois University -- all campuses and satellites are closed. Only essential personnel required to report to work.

Rockford University

Illinois Valley Community College

Kishwaukee Community College

McHenry County College

Blackhawk Technical College

Sauk Valley College

Waubonsee Community College


Rockford Public Schools -- closed, and all after school activities canceled.

Aurora Public Schools

Beloit Public Schools

Belvidere Public Schools

Byron Schools

DeKalb Public Schools

Dixon Public Schools


Elgin School District

Fox Valley Career Center

Freeport Schools


Hampshire Public Schools

Harlem School District (Closed Tuesday 1/7 as well)

Harvard Schools

Hiawatha School District


Kaneland School District

North Boone

Oregon School District

Paw Paw School District



Rochelle School District



South Beloit

Sycamore Public Schools

St. Mary's School in Sycamore

Winnebago School District

Woodstock Schools


CherryVale Mall is closing at 5 pm. Reopening Tuesday at regular time.

Rockford Park District: the following facilities are closing early today:

-Indoor Sports Center: Closing at 3 p.m., no evening programs

-Carlson Ice Arena: Closing at 6 p.m.

-Riverview Ice House: Closed. Cancelled - Adult Open Hockey (4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.)

-Sapora PlayworldClosing at 6 p.m.

The Workforce Connection offices in Rockford, Belvidere and Freeport (including the IDES Unemployment office in Rockford) are closed today

All DeKalb County Government Buildings

DeKalb Public Library

Children's Learning Center, DeKalb

Sycamore Child Care

Klehm Arboretum in Rockford

Womanspace in Rockford

Rockford Public Library

Aurora Public Library

Sycamore Park District

Rockford City Council Meeting and its supporting Committee meetings. All items on the Council and Committee agendas will carry over to the January 13 meetings.

Northwest Illinois Audubon Society meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, at St. John United Church of Christ in Freeport

Garbage collection scheduled for City of Rockford residents on Monday January 6, 2014 has been suspended due to the extreme weather conditions. Collection is scheduled to resume on Tuesday January 7th with the regular collection day being delayed one day throughout the City the remainder of the week.

Waste Management will delay Monday residential pick up across the area for one day.

The Secretary of State's office is closing all 138 of its facilities around Illinois. Offices are set to reopen on Tuesday. 


Susan is an award-winning reporter/writer at her favorite radio station. She's also WNIJ's Perspectives editor, Under Rocks contributor, and local host of All Things Considered.