Independence Day is celebrated on July 3, 2015, with a lot of businesses and institutions taking a well-deserved day off.
Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.
U.S. Post Offices
U.S. post offices are closed, as well.
All lines, except Metra Electric, will not operate a Sunday/Holiday schedule on July 3 or July 4. The Metra Electric district will operate regular Friday service on July 3 and a modified Sunday/Holiday schedule on July 4. Please see this Metra link for a summary of extra/modified service.
Pace Suburban Bus Service
On Friday, July 3, 2015, the following routes will operate on a Sunday schedule: 208, 215, 223, 250, 270, 290, 301, 303, 305, 307, 308, 309, 311, 313, 317, 318, 322, 332, 349, 350, 352, 353, 356, 357, 359, 364, 366, 379, 381, 383, 384, 386, 565, 568, 571, 606. Here’s the Pace website link.
City Halls, Townships
In general, non-emergency departments for most municipal governments are closed.
To check your town’s schedule, Kane County’s website provides a list of links to the local-government web pages in your neck of the woods and includes lists of cities, villages and townships.
Garbage Pickup Days
In general, garbage pickup days are delayed by a day from your usual garbage-pickup day, but check your local municipality’s public works site to be sure. Geneva’s, for example, will remain on its normal Thursday-Friday schedule since the Fourth of July holiday falls on a Saturday.
Public and Private Schools
Libraries, Park Districts
Again, it’s not universal, libraries often are closed on Independence Day.
To find out more about which libraries and park districts are open or closed, visit the individual pages. Here’s a list of links to library districts and park districts in Kane County, once again courtesy of the Kane County, IL, website.
Most federal government offices are closed. That includes Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory here in Kane County.
The Federal Reserve is closed, so most banks are, as well.