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Many Chicago Area Schools To Close Or Go Remote Wednesday Due To Extreme Cold

JOLIET, Ill. (CBS) -- Many suburban public schools, as well as private and parochial schools across the Chicago area, will close or go remote Wednesday due to dangerously cold weather.

Joliet Township High School District 204 schools announced they will be going remote. The district – which is composed of Joliet Central and Joliet West high schools – will hold an Emergency E-Learning Day for students and staff on Wednesday.

Students may complete assignments online, and staff may work from home. Under the plan, teachers will post attendance procedures and class assignments for students to access by 9 a. m.

Meanwhile, elementary schools in Joliet Public School District 86 will be closed altogether.

Joliet Catholic Academy, River Forest School Corporation; Charter School of The Dunes in Gary, Indiana; Crown Point Community School Corporation will also be on remote learning Wednesday.

Click here for a full list of school closings and schedule changes.

Temperatures will drop below zero overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, with wind chills of -20 to -35. Wind chills will stay below zero all day Wednesday with highs struggling to reach a dozen degrees.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for Tuesday night.

The wind chill advisory is in effect for all of northern Illinois and most of northern Indiana from 8 p.m. Tuesday through noon Wednesday.

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