NEWS

Chicago area on thin ice

Joe Sinopoli

The western suburbs, for the most part, were spared the ice storm that hampered travelers and closed numerous schools in the northern area of the state Monday.

However, the National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory for Tuesday, which will bring  periods of rain or freezing rain throughout the afternoon and a high temperature near 36 degrees.

Today’s storm may result in a half-inch of ice and some snow in the western suburbs.

As of 6:30 a.m., light freezing rain was reported at O'Hare International Airport, where 250 flights had been canceled and delays were running 15 to 30 minutes. At Midway, 25 flights had been canceled and none were delayed.

Areas south of Interstates 88 and 290 may experience heavy rains Tuesday.

The far west and northwest suburbs were hit the hardest with Tuesday morning’s storm.

Here are the area school closings (in alphabetical order) as of 7:15 a.m.:

• Bartlett Elementary

• Bartlett High School

• Canton Middle School in Streamwood

• Centennial Elementary in Bartlett

• Chesterbrook Academy #34 in Bartlett (opening late at 9:30 a.m.)

• Clare Woods Academy in Bartlett

• Clinton Elementary in South Elgin

• Dist. 165 plus Marengo High School, Riley and Zion Lutheran

• Eastview Middle School in Bartlett

• Empire Beauty School in Hanover Park and Lisle (opening delayed 2 hours)

• Faith Christian Schools in Geneva

• Faith Lutheran High School in Marengo

• Fox Meadow Elementary in South Elgin

• Glenbrook Elementary in Streamwood

• Goddard School in St. Charles (opening late by 1 hour)

• Hanover Countryside Elementary in Streamwood

• Hawk Hollow Elementary in Bartlett

• Heritage Elementary in Streamwood

• Horizon Elementary in Hanover Park

• Huntley Library

• Huntley High School

• Huntley Park District Ext. Care Program

• Independence School in Bartlett

• Kenyon Woods Middle School in South Elgin

• Laurel Hill Elementary in Hanover Park

• Leggee School in Huntley

• Liberty Elementary in Bartlett

• Locust School in Marengo

• Marengo High School

• Marengo Middle School

• Marquette Manor Baptist Academy in Downers Grove

• Mount Assisi High School in Lemont

• Nature Ridge Elementary in Bartlett

• Oakhill Elementary in Streamwood

• Ontatioville Elementary in Hanover Park

• Parkwood Elementary in Haover Park

• Prairieview Elementary in Bartlett

• Ridge Circle Elementary in Streamwood

• Riley School in Marengo

• South Elgin High School

• Spring Trail Elementary in Carol Stream

• St. Barbara School in Brookfield

• Streamwood High School

• Sunnydale Elementary in Streamwod

• Sycamore Trails Elementary in Bartlett

• Tefft Middle School in Streamwood

• Trinity Lutheran School in Lombard

• Willard Elementary in South Elgin

• Zion Lutheran School in Marengo

For a complete list of school closings around the Chicago area, CLICK HERE