Closures, cancellations in La Salle, Bureau, Putnam, neighboring counties: January 9, 2024

Snow falls to the roadway along South Main Street  on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024 downtown Princeton.

With a winter storm warning issued for La Salle, Bureau and Putnam counties until Wednesday morning, the following schools, organizations and businesses have closed, canceled or modified their schedules.

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Bureau Valley schools: No school. All school activities, including extracurriculars, also are canceled.

Dalzell Grade School: No school.

DePue Unit: No school.

Deer Park School: No school.

Dimmick Grade School: No school.

Earlville CUSD: No school.

Fieldcrest CUSD: E-learning

Hall High School, no school.

Harding Grade School: E-learning.

Henry-Senachwine schools: E-learning.

Holy Cross (Mendota), no school.

Holy Family School (Oglesby), no school.

Illinois Valley Community College campuses, closed.

JFK (Spring Valley): No school.

La Moille schools: No school. All school activities canceled.

La Salle Elementary, no school.

La Salle-Peru High School. No school.

Ladd Elementary, no school.

Leland CUSD: No School.

Lostant Grade School: E-learning.

Marquette Academy, E-learning Tuesday. All games and practices canceled.

Marseilles Elementary: E-learning day Tuesday

Mendota Elementary, no school Tuesday.

Mendota High School, e-learning day Tuesday.

Menta Academy, La Salle: Remote learning day.

Milton Pope Elementary: E-learning day Tuesday

Newark CUSD: E-learning.

Newark High School: E-learning.

Oglesby Public Schools, no school.

Ohio Community Schools, no school.

Ottawa Christian Academy, no school.

Ottawa High School, 12:10 dismissal.

Peru Catholic, no school.

Peru Elementary: No school.

Princeton Elementary: E-learning day Tuesday

Princeton High School: E-learning day Tuesday

Putnam County schools: No school Tuesday

Rutland Grade School, no school.

St. Bede: E-learning Tuesday. All school events are canceled.

Seneca Grade School: No school.

Seneca High School: No school.

Serena High School and Middle School: E-learning Tuesday.

Sheridan Elementary: E-learning Tuesday.

Somonauk Christian Preschool, no school.

Somonauk High School: No school Tuesday.

Tonica Grade School, no school.

Trinity Catholic Academy, no school.

Wallace Grade School, no school Tuesday.

Waltham Elementary: No school.


AARP driver safety course: Tuesday and Wednesday at Bridges Senior Center, Peru, postponed. Will be rescheduled.

Starved Rock Conference Tournament at Mendota has been moved from Tuesday to Wednesday.


Business Employment Skills Team, Inc. (BEST, Inc.), closed

Graves-Hume Library, closed

La Salle Public Library is closed, however, the virtual program, Cookie Art as Activism with Jasmine Cho, will continue as planned at 6 p.m. Registration information can be found on the Program Portal (link below)

Ladd Public Library, Tuesday, closed

Mendota Child Development Center and Busy Bee Preschool, closed

Mendota YMCA, closed.

Oglesby Public Library to close at noon Tuesday

Peru Public Library to close at noon Tuesday. All evening programs have been cancelled.

Putnam County library district closes at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library, Spring Valley, closed.

Spring Valley Bakery, Tuesday, closed.

Voluntary Action Center Meals on Wheels is shutting down all country routes in La Salle and Bureau counties