- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - With the National Weather Service forecasting higher temperatures, Chicago Public School students will be returning to class.

Chicago school officials announced schools will reopen Friday for the district’s nearly 400,000 students.

District officials ordered a cold-weather day for Thursday, when temperatures stayed in the single digits. The wind made it feel like temperatures were double digits below zero. Numerous other school districts were also shut down.

The weather service is forecasting high temperatures near 20 in northeastern Illinois for Friday, with wind chills near 15 to 25 degrees below zero in the morning. They are also forecasting light snow, with little or no accumulation.


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