What's Closed, Open For Lincoln's Birthday 2019?

What’s Closed, Open For Lincoln’s Birthday 2019?

  • Editor’s Note: This article contains information available on local websites as of Feb. 8, 2019. Please check back for updates. If you see any information that is not correct, please email kanecountyconnects@gmail.com.

Lincoln’s Birthday is kind of an odd holiday from an “open/closed” perspective.

We celebrate the 16th president’s birthday with joy and reverence here in Illinois because he’s our guy. It’s a state holiday, and it’s a day off for a lot of government employees.

It’s not a day off, however, for a lot of non-government employees. What’s closed/open Tuesday also is different than Washington’s Birthday aka Presidents Day, so there’s some sorting out to do.

The gist of it is that county and state government offices are closed, but local government and schools and businesses are (for the most part) open. Remember that the Secretary of State’s Office is closed, so you can’t get your driver’s license renewed on Tuesday.

That said, here’s a closer local look at what’s open, what’s closed on Lincoln’s Birthday, Feb. 12, 2019:



  • Most retail businesses are open Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. That includes department stores, restaurants and grocery stores.

Cities and Villages

The following is information on non-emergency office hours for Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Kane County villages and cities based on the calendar information of each office’s website. Click here for links to local government offices in Kane County.

Generally, city and village offices appear to be open. Garbage and recycling collection will not be affected by Lincoln’s birthday.

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

Kane County

Library Districts

Libraries are open on Lincoln’s birthday, but it’s a good idea to check with your local library before you go.

Here are links to library districts in Kane County:


Metra trains typically run on a regular weekday schedule. Click this link for more information.

Park Districts

Most park districts facilities are open Tuesday, Feb. 12, but check the following links for your local district’s info.

Post Offices

  • Postal offices are open on Lincoln’s birthday. (They’ll be closed for Presidents Day, through.)


State Offices

State offices, including the Secretary of State’s driver’s license facilities, are closed on Lincoln’s Birthday.