Chicago public schools will reopen Wednesday after being closed for two days because of the heavy snow and bitter cold.
Classes will resume at normal times at the district's nearly 600 schools, officials said. More than 400,000 students had been affected by the closings.
All regularly scheduled after-school and sporting activities will also resume on Wednesday.
CPS officials were notifying parents through robo-calls, emails and through media outlets. Parents can also call (773) 553-3100 or visit the CPS website for more information.
In addition, the Archdiocese of Chicago elementary schools in Cook and Lake County are also expected to reopen on Wednesday, said Spokeswoman Susan Burritt.
Many of the other Chicago area schools closed this week by the wintry weather also plan to reopen Wednesday. But some districts in northwest Indiana, including Hammond and Hobart, will remain closed, according to the WGN Radio Emergency Closing Center.
Northwestern University announced today that classes would resume Wednesday.Copyright © 2015, RedEye