chi-cold7tobgn-ct0025729950-20150107Chicago Public Schools and more than 125 school districts in the area decided to close Wednesday as a cold front sliding off the Canadian Rockies threatens to drive wind chills into dangerous territory for the next two days. Chicago school buildings will be open for any students who show up and administrative staff, building engineers and custodians will be on hand. “The safety and well-being of our students comes first,” CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett said in a statement. “The frigid temperatures and winds make a dangerous combination, and it is in the best interest of our students to cancel classes.” More