4TH UPDATE: What's Closed Thursday Due to Record Cold in Kane County, IL

4TH UPDATE: What’s Closed Thursday Due to Record Cold in Kane County, IL

  • Editor’s Note: This article contains information available on local websites as of Jan. 30, 2019. Please check back for updates. If you see any information that is not correct, please email kanecountyconnects@gmail.com.

Many local units of government, schools, businesses and non-profit organizations will close for all or part of the day Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019.

Here’s what we know as of 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Be sure to check back for updates.

Banks

  • The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is open Thursday. (No mention of closing on the website.
  • However, the Federal Reserve Money Museum is closed through Thursday due to cold.
  • Most local banks appear to be open on Thursday. (A quick Google search sampling does not show any are closed Thursday due to the cold.)

Businesses

  • Most retail businesses are open Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. That includes department stores, restaurants and grocery stores. (But again, it never hurts to call ahead.)

Cities and Villages

The following is information on non-emergency office hours for Wednesday, Jan. 30, in Kane County villages and cities based on information of each office’s website. Click here for links to local government offices in Kane County.

As always, if you see any errors or discrepancies, please email kanecountyconnects@gmail.com.

  • Village of Algonquin offices appear to be open Thursday. (No closing announcement on website.)
  • City of Aurora offices will reopen at noon on Thursday, Jan. 31.
  • City of Batavia offices appear open on Thursday. (No closing announcement on website.)
  • Village of Big Rock. (No info on website.)
  • Village of Campton Hills. (No info on website.)
  • Village of Carpentersville offices appear open. (No closing announcement on website.)
  • Village of East Dundee offices appear open. (No closing announcement on website or Facebook page regarding Thursday.)
  • Village of Elburn offices will reopen on Thursday, Jan. 31.
  • City of Elgin offices are open Thursday. (No mention on website of offices closing.)
  • City of Geneva offices are open Thursday.
  • Village of Gilberts offices appear open Thursday. (No mention on website of offices closing.)
  • Village of Hampshire offices appear to be open Thursday. (No mention on website of closing Wednesday.)
  • Village of Huntley offices are open Thursday. (However, due to the extreme weather conditions, building inspections will not be conducted on Thursday. The Municipal Complex is available as a warming shelter.)
  • Village of Lily Lake offices appear open. (No mention on Facebook page of closing Thursday.)
  • Village of Maple Park offices are closed Thursday. (Offices will re-open at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, and remain open until 3 p.m. Friday.)
  • Village of Montgomery offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31.
  • Village of North Aurora offices appear open Thursday. (No mention on website of closing offices.)
  • Village of Pingree Grove appear open Thursday. (No mention on website of closing offices.)
  • Village of Sleepy Hollow offices appear open. (No mention on website of closing offices Thursday.)
  • Village of South Elgin offices appear open Thursday. (No mention of offices closing.)
  • City of St. Charles offices appear open. (Website makes no mention of closing.)
  • Village of Sugar Grove offices appear open Thursday. (No mention of offices closing.)
  • Village of West Dundee offices appear open. (No mention on website of offices closing.)

Kane County

Library Districts

Libraries are a mixed bag.

Here are links to library districts in Kane County:

Metra

Metra trains will modify their regular weekday schedule. Click this link for more information.

Park Districts

Please check the following links for your local district’s info.

Post Offices

Schools

  • All public schools are closed Thursday, Jan. 31.
  • Click here for links to Kane County schools and school districts.
  • Most community colleges, colleges and universities are either closed or have a late start Thursday.
    • Aurora University (Due to weather, all AU locations will remain closed through Thursday, Jan. 31. No classes or events will be held and administrative offices will be closed. Barring unforeseen circumstances, the university expects to return to normal operations at all locations on Friday.)
    • Elgin Community College (Elgin Community College will be closed Thursday (Jan. 31). Normal business hours resume Friday morning (Feb. 1). 
    • Judson University (Judson’s Elgin and Rockford campuses will have a late start at noon Thursday, Jan. 31)
    • Rasmussen College (No mention on website regarding school closure.)
    • Waubonsee Community College (​On Thursday, the college will open at 11:30 a.m. and employees are expected to report at that time. Waubonsee will have a late start Thursday. All classes and activities scheduled to start prior to noon are canceled. Classes starting at noon or later will proceed as scheduled.)