It’s really cold in Illinois this week.
The forecast high at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for Monday was just 5 degrees. The predicted wind chills of 25 to 35 degrees below zero prompted a wind chill advisory issued for central Illinois, where UIUC is located, through Tuesday afternoon.
However, UIUC Chancellor Phyllis Wise announced Sunday evening that classes would go on Monday, which didn’t sit well with Illinois students.
In response, more than 8,000 people signed an online petition trying to get the university to cancel classes Monday.
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