Also on Friday, Ridge Circle Elementary School in Streamwood announced it will not re-open until May 11.
"Yesterday we received word we have one student that has a probable case of swine flu. The recommendation from the health department was to close," said Tony Sanders, District 246 spokesperson.
"They should get everybody in there to clean, have the teachers come in, bring a cleaning crew," said Susan Simone, parent. "I think they should close the schools until they figure out how to clean it up.
Three cases of the H1N1 flu have been confirmed in Illinois; 51 probable cases have been reported in the state. Chicago's health commissioner said transmission of the virus is now taking place "throughout the city of Chicago." However, no new schools in Chicago are closing.
Joyce Kilmer Elementary School in Rogers Park, which shut down earlier this week, is expected to remain closed through next week.
19 schools closed:
Homer Jr Hs, 15711 Bell Road In Unicorporated Homer Glen
Hadley School, 15731 Bell In Unincorporated Homer Glen
Goodings Grove School, 12914 W 143rd St In Unicorporated Homer Glen
Luther J Schilling School, 16025 Cedar Road In Unicorporated Homer Glen
William J Butler School, 1900 Farrell Road In Unicorporated Homer Glen
"For those students who show symptoms of both a fever and a cough, we're going to asking schools to apply thermometer strips to the student's forehead," Ron Huberman, CEO Chicago Public Schools. "Over the weekend we will be distributing disposable thermometers to all schools."
CPS students with temperatures over 100-degrees will be sent home, according to Huberman.
Huberman added CPS student with temperatures over 100 degrees will be sent home. Back in Streamwood the decision to close this school based on one probable case is being applauded
On Friday, Illinois officials discouraged unnecessary H1N1 tests.
Damon Arnold said they aren't necessary for people with mild flu symptoms who have had no connection to likely sources of the strain. Arnold said unnecessary testing diverts resources from the more probable cases.
The H1N1 outbreak began in Mexico, where authorities have confirmed 343 swine flu cases and 15 deaths.