What's Closed, Open For Lincoln's Birthday 2020?

What’s Closed, Open For Lincoln’s Birthday 2020?

  • Editor’s Note: This article contains information available on local websites as of Feb. 10, 2020. 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.

Remember that the Secretary of State’s Office is closed, so you can’t get your driver’s license renewed on Wednesday.

Lincoln’s Birthday is NOT a day off, however, for most non-government employees and most units of local government.

What’s closed/open on Lincoln’s Birthday also is different than Washington’s Birthday aka Presidents Day. We will post a separate article on Presidents Day, which is Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.

Here’s a closer local look at what’s open, what’s closed on Lincoln’s Birthday, Feb. 12, 2020:


  • The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is open. (But it will be closed for Washington’s Birthday, celebrated on Feb. 17 this year — so tune in to our next “open/closed” installment.)
  • Most local banks are open.


  • Most retail businesses are open Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. That includes department stores, restaurants and grocery stores.

Cities and Villages

The following is information on non-emergency office hours for Wednesday, 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 Wednesday, 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.