Storm closes more local events, schools, facilities

  • Woodstock Willie decided he wouldn't be able to see the nose on his face, much less his shadow, Wednesday morning, so our favorite groundhog has decided to postpone the Prognostication for Groundhog Day event in Woodstock to Saturday.

    Woodstock Willie decided he wouldn't be able to see the nose on his face, much less his shadow, Wednesday morning, so our favorite groundhog has decided to postpone the Prognostication for Groundhog Day event in Woodstock to Saturday. Daily Herald file

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 2/2/2011 7:49 PM

The canceling began well before a single snowflake hit the ground and the list has grown as groups, governments and agencies throughout the suburbs are adjusting for the blizzard. Most malls shut down early Tuesday, as did the Hollywood Casino in Aurora.

Here is the latest list:

 

Statewide

All secretary of state offices, including driver service facilities, will be closed today. Offices will resume normal hours on Thursday.

Special Olympics Illinois' State Winter Games set through Thursday in Galena and Dubuque, Iowa, are canceled due to the storm and will not be rescheduled.

Addison

Addison School District 4 has canceled all classes for today. St. Philip School has canceled all religious and regular education classes for today. The Addison Park District has canceled all programs and all facilities except Club Fitness for today. The Addison Public Library has canceled its "Make and Take Crafts today. The library will remain closed today.

Algonquin

Waste Management will not pick up garbage or recycling today but may resume Thursday if road conditions allow, pushing back Friday pickups to Saturday.

The Algonquin Township supervisor's office will be closed today.

Arlington Heights

Refuse collection is being delayed one day since landfills are closed during the storm. Residents north of Oakton will have recycling and refuse collected on Friday; residents south of Oakton will have it collected on Saturday. Groot Industries, (800) 244-1977 or www.groot.com.

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Arts commission canceled meeting tonight.

Arlington Heights Memorial Library will be closed today. Bookmobile will not be in service.

Northwest Suburban High School District 214 has canceled classes on today.

Aurora

The Hollywood Casino will be closed all day today.

Marmion Academy will be closed Wednesday.

West Aurora District 129 schools are closed Thursday.

Aurora Public Library: Check the website for reopening information.

Allied Waste pickup will delay its services one day. There will be no collection today and each of the collections will then be pushed back a day.

Fox Valley Park District has canceled all programs through today.

Aurora University has canceled classes at its Aurora, George Williams College and Woodstock Center classes, through 5 p.m. today. A decision on evening classes will be made by midafternoon today.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Barrington

The Good Shepherd Fitness Center will be closed today.

School has been called off Thursday in Barrington Area Unit District 220.

Batavia

Batavia schools are closed today.

Garbage pickup has been delayed a day. East-siders will have pickup Friday, and west-siders Saturday. Far west-side pickup is normal on Monday.

All city offices are closed today.

Batavia Government Center, 100 N. Island Ave., is designated as a public warming center, should you need a warm place to go due to a power outage, a problem with your furnace, or other emergency. Please check in at the front window of the police department otherwise. For details, call (630) 454-2000.

The Batavia Library is closed today. All storytimes today are canceled.

Carol Stream

All storytimes at the Carol Stream Library have been canceled today.

There will be no garbage or recycling collection in Carol Stream today. Those who have pick up normally scheduled Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be serviced a day later.

The Carol Stream municipal center at 500 N. Gary Ave. will serve as a 24-hour warming center.

Carpentersville

The Dual Language orientation sessions previously set for Feb. 1 and 2 at Liberty Elementary School have been postponed to Feb. 8 and 9. The sessions will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 8, and at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 9. The school is at 6500 Miller Road, just off Randall Road in Carpentersville. Registrations will be taken during the sessions for the 2011-2012 school year.

Village hall will be closed today, and as such, Kane County has canceled all of the court cases that would have been heard. For more information about your case, call Kane County at (630) 232-3413.

Starting today, trash pickups will be delayed by a day, As well, in the event you don't have any heat in your home, the Carpentersville Fire Department reminds residents to call 911 or Quad Com at (847) 428-8784. The department will arrange to bring you to the fire station or village hall, both of which are warming centers.

Cary

Garbage pickup is canceled for today. Regular pickup will resume Thursday for residents whose pickup is normally scheduled for Wednesday, Friday for residents whose pickup is normally Thursday, and Saturday for residents whose pickup is normally Friday.

The Cary Area Public Library will be closed today.

Chicago

The Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Ave., has canceled all performances today, including "As You Like It," "Funk It Up About Nothin'" and "Short Shakespeare! Macbeth." Call (312) 595-5600 or visit chicagoshakes.com for more.

Court Theater, 5535 S. Ellis Ave., has canceled all performances today of "Three Tall Women." Call (773) 753-4472 or visit courttheatre.org for more.

Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St., has canceled all performances today of "The Trinity River Plays." Call (312) 443-3800 or visit goodmantheatre.org for more.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted St., has canceled all performances today of "Sex With Strangers" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Call (312) 335-1650 or visit steppenwolf.org for more.

United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., has canceled performances of Toy Story 3 on Ice for Wednesday and Thursday morning. Call (312) 455-4500.

Community Unit District 300

All schools in Community Unit District 300 will be closed on today.

Crystal Lake

McHenry County College classes are cancelled today.

Dundee Township Park District

There will be no Circle of Friends today. The park board has canceled its meeting today.

DuPage County

The DuPage courthouse will not reopen until Thursday morning.

• All DuPage County forest preserves will be closed today.

DuPage High School District 88

DuPage High School District 88 has canceled classes for today. This district includes Addison Trail High School in Addison and Willowbrook High School in Villa Park.

East Dundee

Garbage pickup is moving to Thursday.

Elgin

All schools in Elgin Area School District U-46 will be closed today.

The Grand Victoria Casino remains open, but some of its restaurants will have limited hours.

Elgin Community College will remain closed today. Campus will reopen on Thursday. All classes and events are canceled today.

The Goddard School in Elgin will be closed today.

Elgin trash pickup scheduled for today will be delayed until Thursday this week. Trash pickup service will be delayed by one day for all customers for the remainder of the week.

Fox River Grove

Garbage pickup will be delayed and will resume at 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5.

Geneva

City offices will remain closed today. For nonemergency requests, call the police department at (630) 232-4736.

The city of Geneva has been informed that Allied Waste will be closed for business today. Refuse pickup will be delayed by one day.

Geneva Middle School South canceled its Stellar Students breakfast, due to happen on Thursday. It will instead be held Feb. 10.

The Geneva school district also rescheduled the fifth annual "Educational Resource Fair for Parents of All Students: Beyond the Classroom" to Feb. 22.

Geneva schools are closed Thursday.

Geneva Commons shopping center will be closed all day today.

The Geneva Library closed at 3 p.m. Tuesday and is closed all day today.

Glencoe

Writers' Theatre, at 664 Vernon Ave. and 325 Tudor Court, has canceled Wednesday, Feb. 2, performances of "Travels With My Aunt" and "Do The Hustle." (847) 242-6000 or writerstheatre.org

Glendale Heights

The Glendale Heights village board and committee of the whole meetings scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 3 have been cancelled and rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 10.

Glen Ellyn

The Glen Ellyn library will be closed today.

All schools and activities in Glenbard School District 87 are canceled today.

All schools in Glen Ellyn School District 41 will be closed today for classes and activities, including The Destination Imagination event at Hadley Junior High School, seventh-grade boys volleyball tryouts, eighth-grade enrollment at Glenbard West and the Let's Dance event.

Grayslake

Grayslake Elementary District 46's schools will be shut Thursday.

Grayslake High School District 127's buildings will be closed Thursday.

Grayslake Park District's regularly scheduled meeting for 7 p.m. today has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9. The meeting will be at park district headquarters at 240 Commerce Drive.

All Grayslake Park District programs have been canceled for today. All programs will resume at normal times Thursday. The administrative office will be closed today.

Gurnee

Woodland Elementary District 50 will be closed Thursday, Feb. 3.

The Woodland Elementary District 50 special board meeting scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 3 has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 10, 7:30 p.m. at the Educatinoal Support Center, 1105 N. Hunt Club Road, Gurnee.

Warren Township High School will be closed Thursday.

Gurnee Elementary District 56 won't open its schools Thursday.

Hanover Park

Village of Hanover Park Offices Closed Wed. Feb 2.

The Public Works Department will remain out in full force working on clearing the streets. Due to the intensity of the storm, crews are concentrating on the main thoroughfares. Police and Fire Departments remain open 24/7. In the event of an emergency, residents should contact 9-1-1.

Hoffman Estates

Groot garbage pickup for the central area of the village, near village hall, will now be collected on Thursday, pushed back from the regularly scheduled Wednesday collection.

Huntley

The Huntley Chamber February general membership meeting has been rescheduled to 7:30 a.m. Feb. 9 at 11419 S. Route 47 in Huntley. For more information visit www.huntleychamber.

Kaneland

Kaneland schools are closed Thursday. Employees are asked to check their work email after 7 p.m. today for updates.

La Fox

Heritage Prairie Farm and Market will be closed today. Wednesday Pizza Night is canceled.

Lake County

Lake County government offices and the 19th Judicial Circuit Court will be closed to the public today. Lake County will resume regular operating hours on Thursday, Feb. 3. Contact information can be found at www.lakecountyil.gov. All courtrooms in the main courthouse in Waukegan, branch courts in Park City, Round Lake and Mundelein, and the juvenile court in Vernon Hills will be closed. If you have a court matter scheduled at one of the traffic or branch courts, call the circuit court clerk at each facility to obtain your new date: Park City Branch Court (847) 377-3500, Mundelein Branch Court (847) 377-3300 and Round Lake Branch Court (847) 377-3400. For more detailed information on court rescheduling, see http://19thcircuitcourt.state.il.us/default.aspx, or call the Lake County circuit court clerk at (847) 377-3380.

The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center's outpatient programs and clinics are closed today. Inpatient Behavioral Health programs will continue regular operations. The health department will resume regular operating hours Thursday. For more information, visit www.lakecountyil.gov/health.

Lake Zurich

All Lake Zurich Community Unit District 95 schools and activites are canceled Thursday.

Libertyville

The Cook Memorial Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Libertyville, will be closed all day today.

Libertyville Elementary District 70 schools will be closed Thursday due to prolonged severe weather conditions and questionable acessibility. The winter orchestra will be rescheduled. The district plans to be open Friday.

Lincolnshire

The Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Half Day Road in Lincolnshire, will be closed all day on today. It will reopen at 9 a.m. Thursday.

No school at Stevenson High School today. Also, all after-school and evening events today have been canceled.

Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, has canceled its Wednesday, Feb. 2, performances of "Guys and Dolls." (847) 634-0200 or marriott theatre.com.

Lombard

The Tri-Town YMCA, 1464 S. Main Street, Lombard, canceled its water fitness classes for Thursday morning.

The Helen Plum Memorial Library will be closed all day today.

The Lombard Park District canceled all programs and events scheduled for today.

McHenry County

All public buildings are closed today.

The McHenry County Historic Preservation meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. today has been canceled.

Oak Brook

First Folio Theatre, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., has canceled its Wednesday, Feb. 2, performance of "Blithe Spirit." (630) 986-8067 or firstfolio.org.

Oakbrook Terrace

Drury Lane Theatre Oak Brook, 100 Drury Lane, has canceled its Wednesday, Feb. 2, performance of "Spamalot." (630) 530-0111 or drurylaneoakbrook.com.

Palatine

Buehler YMCA will reopen at 2 p.m. today. Also, there also will be no classes this afternoon or evening.

Palatine Township Elementary District 15 schools, before- and after-school C.A.R.E. and all activities are canceled today.

Prospect Heights

Garbage pickup is canceled today; crews will pick up that trash on Thursday. Thursday's regular pickup will be held Friday and Friday's customers will have garbage picked up on Saturday.

Prospect Heights Public Library will be closed today. All programs are canceled.

Rolling Meadows

Rolling Meadows Library will be closed today.

Rolling Meadows refuse and recycling collection for Wednesday through Friday will be pushed back one day as with holiday collections.

Roselle

Roselle village hall will be closed today and reopen Thursday. For any emergencies, dial 9-1-1.

Lake Park High School's two campuses has canceled all activities and will be closed today.

The North Daily Fee lot at the Metra station on Irving Park Road will be closed today. Commuters area asked to use the permit lots today and Thursday. No tickets will be issued.

Schaumburg

Woodfield Shopping Center: A decision about whether to operate today has not yet been made. Please watch Woodfield's website. The mall said in a release it hoped to reduce traffic surrounding the mall during the storm.

Lingering weather issues have canceled classes for Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 schools and the district's board of education meeting on Thursday, Feb. 3.

The Schaumburg Township District Library will remain closed all day Wed. Feb.2.

Schaumburg Park District Closings & Cancellations:

All information regarding cancellations/closings for the Schaumburg Park District will be regularly updated on parkfun.com.

Preschool and KASPER/Kapers ARE CLOSED Feb. 2. These programs follow District 54 and are cancelled when school is cancelled.

All Schaumburg Park District offices and facilities ARE CLOSED Feb. 2. Please check parkfun.com for reopening information.

Information on class make-up dates and/or refunds will be available at the next scheduled class.

For more information, visit www.parkfun.com or call (847) 490-7020.

Schaumburg Dial-A-Ride:

The Schaumburg Dial-A-Ride service has been suspended until at least noon on Wednesday, February 2, 2011.

Before making travel plans please call DART at 847.352.8097 for updates on service and scheduling of reservations.

Skokie

The Illinois Holocaust Museum will be closed today.

Northlight Theatre, at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., has canceled all performances today of "Eclipsed." (847) 673-6300 or northlight.org.

St. Charles

The parent forum for the voluntary review of St. Charles Unit District 303's special education program scheduled for 7 p.m. today has been canceled. No date has been announced for a rescheduled forum yet.

St. Charles schools will be closed today, with all activities canceled.

St. Charles city offices are closed today. Garbage pickup scheduled for today has been pushed back to Thursday. For nonemergencies, call (630) 377-4400

or visithttp://www.stcharlesil.gov. St. Mark Lutheran Church at 101 S. 6th Ave. is an American Red Cross shelter.

All city meetings are canceled. A decision on whether to reopen city hall will be made before 5 a.m. Thursday.

Sugar Grove

The Sugar Grove Library will remain closed all day. Check the library website at www.sugargrove.lib.il.us for information about hours on Thursday.

Vernon Hills

Vernon Hills High School and the Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 offices will be closed today.

The Central Lake YMCA, 700 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills, will close early at 5 p.m. today, with the pool closing at 4 p.m.

Wauconda

The zoning board of appeals/plan commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. today has been canceled and will be rescheduled.

Waukegan

The Northern Lake YMCA, 2000 Western Ave., Waukegan, plans to resume regularly scheduled hours Thursday.

All Waukegan Unit District 60 schools and offices will be closed today.

West Chicago

Community High School Dist. 94 will be closed today..

Classes have been canceled for today in West Chicago School Dist. 33.

West Dundee:

Allied Waste will not be collecting garbage or recycling on Friday. All daily collections will be moved back one day. West Dundee's collection day for this week will be Saturday.

Starting today, all trash and recycling pickups are being moved back a day.

Spring Hill Mall is now scheduled to reopen at noon today, but you should call individual department stores, as their hours may vary. For more information, call the mall office at (847) 428-1509.

Wheaton

Wheaton Park District will reopen the community center and Arrowhead Golf Club at 3 p.m. today, weather permitting. All other Wheaton Park District facilities will remain closed until Thursday morning at regular times. For info, the weather hotline is (630) 690-4880.

Wheaton Public Library has canceled its Battle of the Books for today. The library's plan for today has not been determined.

Wheaton Warrenville District 200

Wheaton Warrenville District 200 has canceled classes for today. For the most up-to-date information, visit www.cusd200.org.

Wood Dale

All Wood Dale schools, including Fenton High School, all District 7 schools and Holy Ghost School will be closed today.

Woodstock

Woodstock Willie will not be coming out of his burrow this morning to see if he can see his shadow. The Prognostication for Groundhog Day breakfast has been rescheduled to 7:30 a.m. Saturday.