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Mokena School Closures, Weather Updates and Winter Tips

The National Weather Service is predicting the lowest temperatures in 20 years Monday and Tuesday. Be ready for it with some helpful information.

Mokena is going into a deep freeze.

The National Weather Service is predicting a high of -16 degrees on Monday, with wind chills between -40 and -50 degrees. Tuesday isn’t looking much better with a high of 0 degrees and 15 mph winds.

As a result, local schools announced closures.

All Lincoln-Way 210 schools will be closed and all scheduled extra curricular activities will be cancelled on Monday, according to LWay210 Superintendent R. Scott Tingley.

Mokena 159 and Summit Hill 161 schools are also closed on Monday.

The following schools also will be cancelled on Monday:

  • Immanuel Lutheran Preschool
  • Noonan Elementary Academy
  • St. Mary School
  • Rasmussen College
  • Mokena Montessori

The Mokena Community Park District cancelled the following programs:

  • Preschool
  • All By Myself
  • Play School
  • Young Artists
  • Karate
  • Youth basketball practices

The Oaks Fitness Center will be open during normal hours Monday. The Mokena Public Library is closed Monday.

 

Winter Tips

Keep track of the weather with our interactive map above.

Mary Beth Windberg January 05, 2014 at 06:18 PM
Thanks for posting!
Barry Cullum January 06, 2014 at 02:20 PM
Why is it that the only place you can see that the schools in the area are closed, is through the school web site? None of the news outlets have any information on our schools? I think this is irresponsible, and bordering on lazy, on the part of the school district. Shouldn't this news be broadcast to as many outlets as possible?
Ben Feldheim (Editor) January 06, 2014 at 02:24 PM
FYI Barry: http://mokena.patch.com/groups/schools/p/lincolnway-high-schools-to-stay-closed-tuesday_eeaa2779-mokena I'm rounding up more details on this right now.

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