The following districts and schools ask families to check local radio and television stations, and to find out if buses are running late, school is closed or buses will return early.

• Bloomington, Blue Ridge, Clinton, Clinton Christian Academy, Bloomington Catholic schools, Deer Creek-Mackinaw, Delavan, El Paso-Gridley, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley, Lincoln High School, Lincoln Elementary District 27, West Lincoln-Broadwell, Chester-East Lincoln, Zion Lutheran School, Mount Pulaski, Olympia, Paxton-Buckley-Loda, Ridgeview (Colfax), Streator Elementary, Tremont, Tri-Valley, Unit 5, Woodland (Streator), Eureka College, Heartland Community College (Lincoln campus), Illinois Wesleyan University, Illinois State University, Lincoln College at Normal, Lincoln College at Lincoln.

Districts and schools with additional, specific information are:

• Blue Ridge: Call parent volunteers whose numbers are listed on the school closing information list. Do not call individual school buildings unless it is an emergency.

• Central Catholic High School: Central Catholic closes if Bloomington or Normal high schools close due to weather.

• Lexington: A broadcast voice mail system is used to contact every household in the district. It starts at 6 a.m. and reaches both faculty and parents.

• Zion Lutheran School, Lincoln: Check Lincoln Daily News Web site at

• Olympia: The superintendent also initiates a phone tree.

• Ridgeview (Colfax): On the Web, search for and then enter ZIP code 61728. An automatic "voice reach" system calls each child's household in the event of a school cancellation.

• Tri-Valley (Downs): To receive e-mail weather notification, sign up at under the "community" heading.

• Unit 5 (Normal): Call 309-452-4476 if necessary.

• Eureka College (Eureka): Call 309-467-3721 only if necessary.

• Heartland Community College (Normal): Visit or call 309-268-8000 only if necessary.

• Heartland Community College (Lincoln): Call 309-438-8371 if necessary.

• Illinois Wesleyan University: Call 309-556-1010 only if necessary.

• Illinois State University: Call 309-438-8371 only if necessary.

• Lincoln College at Normal: Call 309-452-0500 only if necessary.

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