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Cold Closings: What's Canceled in Oak Forest on Tuesday

Patch keeps you up to date on the schools, businesses, agencies, events and other activities that have been called off because of the threat of below-zero temperatures.

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The threat of below-zero temperatures and wind chills has schools in Oak Forest and around the south suburbs closing again for a second time this year. 


The National Weather Service has a wind chill warning on the area set from 3 a.m. Monday until 9 a.m. Wednesday, with wind chills expected to be between 30 and 45 degrees below zero.

The extreme cold will follow snowfall and strong winds Sunday night that could leave about another inch of snow on the ground, with winds gusting up to 45 mph.

Driving is expected to be extremely treacherous the next two days, with the cold and blowing snow leading to frozen roads and hampered visibility at times, especially in less developed areas.

Patch will continue to update with more closings as we hear about them.


Oak Forest Park District

The following district classes and activities are canceled Tuesday, Jan. 28:
  • Funtime Preschool
  • Little Tykes Preschool
  • Dance, Ballet/Tap Combo and Ballet
  • Tumbling and Cheer Team Minis

Acorn Public Library


The library will open at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28.

School Closings

The following schools are closed Tuesday, Jan. 28, unless otherwise noted.
    • Bremen Community High School District 228
    • Consolidated High School District 230
    • Arbor Park School District 145
    • Community Consolidated School District 146
    • Forest Ridge Elementary School District 142
    • Prairie Hills Elementary School District 144
    • St. Damian School
    • St. Christopher School (Midlothian) 
    • Hope Montessori (Tinley Park)
    • St. George School (Tinley Park)
    • Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School
    • Trinity Lutheran School (Tinley Park) 
    • Christian Hills School (Orland Hills)
    • St. Michael School (Orland Park)
    • Southwest Cooperative for Special Education Sites (Oak Forest and Orland Park)
    • Governors State University
    *School-related activities also are canceled for these districts unless otherwise noted.
    Mike Fangman January 26, 2014 at 06:13 PM
    Midlothian District 143, Bremen HS District 220 and Saint Christopher School in Midlothian are closed too.
    M January 26, 2014 at 08:47 PM
    anyone know if garbage service is interrupted or where it might be posted if so?
    Joe Vince (Editor) January 26, 2014 at 09:08 PM
    @M: So far, garbage service looks like it'll be on a normal schedule this week, according to the business' website (http://mydisposal.com/press/news/). —Joe Vince, Tinley Park and Oak Forest Patch Editor
    Tricia Goodman Szymczak January 26, 2014 at 11:09 PM
    How about the park district is it closed
    Joe Vince (Editor) January 26, 2014 at 11:13 PM
    @Tricia Goodman Szymczak: I just updated the list with information from the park district. —Joe Vince, Tinley Park and Oak Forest Patch Editor
    B Burns January 27, 2014 at 06:22 AM
    Moraine Valley & all it's centers (Tinley, Blue Island) are closed Mon & Tues due to the weather too.

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