(CBS) — With most school systems shut down on late notice, Chicago area parents looking to occupy their kids scrambled for options.
All Chicago Public Library branches were open and available Wednesday as a safe, warm refuge for kids on a day that severe cold left schools closed, but there were plenty of other options available as well.
Alan Holtz’ three daughters and her two friends found the fish fascinating at Shedd Aquarium. Holtz simply found it a relief.
“This was a great opportunity to get out with the kids, that way they’re not at home fighting with each other,” Holtz said.