What's Closed, Open Presidents Day (Washington's Birthday) 2020 in Kane County, IL

What’s Closed, Open Presidents Day (Washington’s Birthday) 2020 in Kane County, IL

  • Editor’s Note: This article contains information available on local websites as of Feb. 11, 2020.

This year, Presidents Day is observed on Monday, Feb. 17. Washington’s Birthday, also known as Presidents’ Day, is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of February.

The day honors presidents of the United States, including George Washington, the USA’s first president.

Generally speaking, businesses are open and quite often have Presidents Day sales. County and state government offices are closed, as are public schools, but local municipal government offices are about evenly split.


  • The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is closed for Washington’s Birthday. (The same day as Presidents Day)
  • Most local banks are closed, but it’s best to check your bank’s website for the most up-to-date information.


  • Most retail businesses are open Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, many offering Presidents Day sales. That includes department stores, restaurants and grocery stores.

Cities and Villages

The following is information on non-emergency office hours for Monday, Feb. 17, 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.

Most municipalities’ garbage and recycling collection are not affected by the Presidents Day holiday, but it’s a good idea to check your local unit of government for more information. (In the city of Geneva, for example, non-emergency municipal government offices are closed, but garbage collection keeps the usual schedule.)

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

Federal Offices

All federal offices will be closed Feb. 17 to observe this federal holiday.

The holiday is designated as “Washington’s Birthday” in section 6103(a) of title 5 of the United States Code, which is the law that specifies holidays for Federal employees. “Though other institutions such as state and local governments and private businesses may use other names, it is our policy to always refer to holidays by the names designated in the law.”

Fermilab, which is a government facility, appears to be open.

Kane County

Library Districts

Libraries are open on Presidents Day, 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 will offer its popular Family Fares on Monday, Feb. 18, when many schools will be out for Presidents Day. Trains will operated on a regular schedule.

Family Fares allow up to three children aged 11 and under to ride free with every adult.

Click this link for more information.

Park Districts

Most park districts facilities are open Monday, Feb. 18, but check the following links for your local district’s info.

Post Offices

  • The U.S. Postal Service will not deliver mail and post offices will be closed. Self-service lobbies will remain open. Just as an FYI, the Postal Service refers to the holiday as Washington’s Birthday (observed) rather than Presidents Day.
  • UPS and FedEx will maintain regular business hours on Monday, Feb. 18. There are some “modified service” situations, so click the links here for details.


State Offices

The state of Illinois closes its offices in observance of Presidents Day / Washington’s Birthday.