Orland Park 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.

Orland Park resident Bill Vanberschot of Hawthorne Dr. shoveling his  driveway for the second time Thursday. Credit: Steve Neuhaus
Orland Park resident Bill Vanberschot of Hawthorne Dr. shoveling his driveway for the second time Thursday. Credit: Steve Neuhaus

Orland Park 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 schools will be closed on Monday, according to an email blast sent to parents.


An institute day for Sandburg, Stagg and Andrew staff on Monday has been cancelled, and classes are scheduled to start on Tuesday as of Sunday evening. No afterschool activities will be held on Monday.


All schools are closed and all after school activities are cancelled on Monday.


All schools are closed and all before and after school activities are cancelled on Monday.

The following schools and classes also will be cancelled on Monday:

  • Christian Hills School
  • Mi Sol Montessori Spanish Immersion Pre School
  • Parkview Christian Preschool and Kindergarten
  • Robert Morris University
  • Southwest Cooperative
  • St. Francis of Assisi (closed Monday and Tuesday)
  • St. Michael School
  • St. Michael Church religious classes
  • Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School
  • Village of Orland Park Recreation Department preschool, lunch and early childhood enrichment classes
  • ITT Technical Institute
  • St. Elizabeth Seton Religious Education
Orland Park trash and recycling pickup for Monday has been delayed until Tuesday. People in need of a warming center should go to the Orland Park Police Department, 15100 S. Ravinia Ave.

Other Closures and Business Updates

Several area businesses and organizations also will be closed Monday:
  • Blissful Banana Cafe
  • Jean Therapy
  • The Bridge Teen Center
  • Calvary Church
  • Faith United Methodist Church
  • Naf Naf Grill
Whole Foods is scheduled to open 10 a.m. Monday. The Nile Restaurant, 9382 W. 159th St., is open Monday.

Cafe Gaston is offering free soup from noon until 7 p.m. Monday. Find out more details on Cafe Gaston's Facebook page.

Winter Tips

Keep track of the weather and emergency alerts with our interactive map up top.

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Harry Callahan January 05, 2014 at 06:01 PM
Did they check with Al Gore before coming to a decision, just curious ???..
Amanda Horn January 05, 2014 at 06:15 PM
Cold Snaps, Global Warming Go Hand and Hand http://www.weather.com/news/weather-winter/nasa-cold-snaps-global-warming-20130129
Sack of Durbin January 05, 2014 at 06:55 PM
Team of Global Warming scientists stuck in Antarctica by massive amounts of ice. The team was there to prove the ice was at a seriously low amount. Wrong !!! When I was in high school Newsweek's cover was on the coming Ice Age. That was 1977. Global Warming/ Climate Change is a money laundering scheme. Carbon Credits really? Al Gore is a fraud. Orland Park schools should be ashamed that they have shown that sham of a movie. Documentary my A$$. Teach your children respect for the Earth. Throw their trash where it belongs.Recycle yes,But not that Mom driving them to hockey/baseball practice in her SUV is killing polar bears. Grow up people.
AnniesDaughter January 06, 2014 at 11:51 AM
Actually, global warming would be better than this. No one can grow a crop out there today.
Jim Kotecki January 07, 2014 at 11:11 AM
Is it hot outside? Global warming. Cold? Yeah, that's global warming too. Raining? Snowing? How about dry? You guessed it....GLOBAL WARMING. I'd like to see a weather situation that global warming enthusiasts wouldn't attribute to their pet cause.


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