Closures, cancellations in La Salle, Bureau, Putnam, neighboring counties: January 12, 2024

A semi truck travels through heavy snow on Interstate 39 northbound on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024 near Oglesby.

The following schools, organizations and businesses have closed, canceled or modified their schedules Friday, Jan. 12, 2024, in La Salle, Bureau and Putnam counties as a result of of the winter storm warning.

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Amboy School District, no school Friday

Circuit Breaker School, no school Friday

Bureau Valley Schools, no school Friday

Dalzell Grade School, no school Friday

Deer Park Elementary, no school Friday

DePue Unit School District, no school Friday

Dimmick School, no school Friday

Earlville Unit Schools, no school Friday

Flanagan-Cornell Unit, e-learning Friday

Hall High School (Spring Valley), no school Friday

Harding Grade School, e-learning Friday

Henry-Senachwine CUSD schools, e-learning Friday

Holy Cross (Mendota), no school Friday

Holy Family (Oglesby), no school Friday

Illinois Valley Community College, no school Friday or Saturday

La Moille Unit schools, no school Friday

La Salle Elementary, no school Friday

La Salle-Peru High School, no school Friday

Ladd School, no school Friday

Leland Community Unit School, no school Friday

Lostant Grade School, e-learning Friday

Marquette Academy, e-learning Friday

Marseilles Elementary, e-learning Friday

Mendota Elementary, no school Friday

Mendota High School, no school Friday

Menta Academy (La Salle), remote learning Friday

Milton Pope Elementary, e-learning Friday

Newark CCSD, e-learning Friday

Newark High School, e-learning Friday

Ottawa Christian Academy, no school Friday

Ottawa Elementary, e-learning Friday

Ottawa High School, no school Friday

Peru Catholic, no school Friday

Peru Elementary, no school Friday

Princeton Elementary, e-learning Friday

Princeton High School, e-learning Friday

Putnam County schools, no school Friday

Rutland Elementary, no school Friday

St. Bede Academy, e-learning Friday. All extracurricular activities canceled.

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic School (Streator), e-learning day Friday

Seneca Grade School, no school Friday

Seneca High School, no school Friday

Serena Middle/High schools, e-learning Friday

Sheridan Grade School, e-learning Friday

Somonauk Unit School District, no school Friday

Spring Valley JFK, no school Friday

Streator Elementary, e-learning Friday

Streator High School, e-learning Friday

Trinity Catholic Academy (La Salle), no school

Wallace Grade School, no school Friday

Waltham Elementary (Utica), no school Friday

Woodland School (South Streator), e-learning Friday


Dirty Elephant Bingo on Sunday at St. Joseph Church in Marseilles canceled. They will seek to reschedule.

IVCC men’s basketball game canceled for Saturday. Driver Improvement Program at IVCC canceled.

Illinois Valley Cursillo canceled January get together in Peru.

La Salle Public Library trivia night canceled

Mendota Area Senior Services baked potato bar rescheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19.

Businesses / Organizations

Balanced Spirit Wellness Center, Streator, closed Friday

Bruce Township offices, Streator, closed Friday

Bureau County Courthouse, closed Friday

Bureau County Food Pantry, closed Friday. Will reopen Wednesday

Bureau County Metro Center closed 11 a.m. Friday, to reopen 10 a.m. Saturday

Bureau County Senior Center, closed Friday

Bureau, Putnam & Marshall County Health Department, closed Friday

Bureau-Putnam Area Rural Transit, rides for Princeton only Friday

Eureka Savings Bank branches, closed Friday

Grundy County courthouse, closed Friday

Habitat for Humanity La Salle-Bureau-Putnam Counties ReStore and affiliate offices closed Friday

Illinois Valley YMCA, Peru, closed noon Friday

La Salle County offices, including the courthouse, closed Friday

La Salle County Health Department, closed Friday. The health department will resume normal operating hours at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15. All WIC appointments will be rescheduled Monday.

La Salle Public Library, closed Friday

Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce, closed Friday

Mendota YMCA, closed Friday

More on Main, Streator, closed Friday

North Central Area Transit, rides for Ottawa and La Salle-Peru only until noon Friday

Oglesby Public Library, closed Friday

Ottawa City Hall, closed Friday

Ottawa Visitors Center, closed Friday

Ottawa YMCA, will close at 4 p.m. Friday. Body pump class canceled. No Discovery Preschool Friday

Peru Municipal Building, closed Friday

Peru Public Library, closed Friday

Prairie State Legal Services, Ottawa office, closed Friday

Princeton City Hall, closed Friday

Princeton Public Library, closed Friday and Saturday

Putnam County courthouse, closed Friday

Putnam County Library District, closed Friday and Saturday

Reddick Library (Ottawa), closed Friday

Reddick Mansion (Ottawa), closed Friday

RPS Toys, Ottawa, closed Friday

Second Story Teen Center, Princeton

Shaw Local News Network, Ottawa and La Salle offices

Sheridan Elevator, closed Friday

Steve’s Bakery, Ottawa and Streator, closed Friday

Streator Public Library, closed Friday (Watch for Saturday announcement)

Voluntary Action Center of La Salle, Putnam, and Bureau Counties home delivered meals routes and congregate sites are all closed Friday