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LT to Remain Closed Tuesday, D101 Schools Will Open

Tuesday will be the fourth weather-related off day for LT students this month.

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Editor's note: An emailed breaking news alert went out to Patch readers linking to this story with an incorrect headline that stated District 101 will be closed Tuesday. Patch apologizes for the error.

For the fourth time this month, Lyons Township students will get an unanticipated off day. District 101 students aren't so lucky.

LT will be closed for the second straight day Tuesday due to the extremely cold weather, according to a statement from superintendent Tim Kilrea.

"The combination of bitterly cold temperatures, no assurances that buses will function properly and in an effort to keep students and staff safe, all after school activities are also cancelled and will be re-scheduled; this includes all athletic practices and club meetings," Kilrea's statement reads. "According to Illinois school code, LT is required to make up this missed day, which will require the use of emergency days already on the adopted LT school calendar. We will communicate the plan for making up this day in the coming weeks."

District 101 schools will be open Tuesday, according to the district's website, but there will be a late start. Class will begin at 10 a.m.

A National Weather Service wind chill warning for Cook and DuPage counties is in effect until 9 a.m. Wednesday. Tuesday's forecasted high is 1, and wind chill values are expected to drop as low as -39.

LT was closed for weather reasons on Monday, as well. Jan. 6 and Jan. 7 were also weather-related off-days.

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