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Almost everything is closed in the cold

Temps dropping down to near-record levels have forced the closing of Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday and Thursday, but the nation’s third-largest school district is not alone in announcing big closures and cancellations.

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Wind chills near Minneapolis (picture) are expected to fall as low as –50°F.

In addition to CPS, almost all public schools in northern Illinois are closed Wednesday. The Chicago Archdiocese also announced that the 209 school buildings in that diocese are expected to be closed at least on Wednesday, but the decision to close private schools rests with individual building principals.

In addition to the K-12 world, many universities, including the University of Chicago and Big Ten campuses for Northwestern University in Evanston and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, have announced the cancellation of classes and many functions and activities, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Paul Katula is the executive editor of the Voxitatis Research Foundation, which publishes this blog. For more information, see the About page.

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