Taking action now can save lives, prevent injury, and
minimize property damage in the moments of a crisis. If
you do not have a crisis plan in place, it is time to
develop one. If you have one, review, practice, and
update your plan.
The U.S. Department of Education Office of Safe and
Drug-Free Schools offers
emergency planning information for school administrators.
Emergency Closing Information
If schools close due to winter weather or an
emergency situation, parents can tune in to WGN Radio
720-AM, WBBM Radio 780-AM or watch CBS Ch. 2, NBC Ch. 5,
ABC Ch. 7, FOX 32, WGN-TV or CLTV.
Parents can also visit
www.emergencyclosings.com (where they can sign-up
for personalized email notifications).
Child Care Centers
Medical Services for Children, which is a collaborative
program between the Illinois Department of Public Health
University Medical Center, developed guidelines or child
care centers in the State of Illinois to help them
develop plans for emergency situations.
Emergency Preparedness Planning Guide (April
2006) by Illinois Emergency Management Services for