What's Open, What's Closed For Memorial Day 2021 in Kane County, IL

What’s Open, What’s Closed For Memorial Day 2021 in Kane County, IL

With everything seeming to be reopening these days, “what’s open, what’s closed” for Memorial Day 2021 might seem a little strange this year.

There will be more travel, of course, and more weekend getaways. If you’re thinking about a last-minute getaway, click this link for some fun road trip ideas.

Then again, you might have second thoughts if you consider that traffic and gas prices are both higher.

And if you are staying at home, you’ll want to know what Memorial Day parades and celebrations are going on here in Kane County.

As this is written, the KaneVax Hub in Batavia appears to have some openings on Saturday, if you’re thinking of getting a shot of COVID-19 vaccine during the weekend. Check the kanevax.org website for more information.

Below is a quick list of what’s open and closed on Monday, May 31, 2021.

Banks

Businesses

  • Many businesses are open on Memorial Day, but consult your local chambers of commerce for more information.
  • Most big retailers are open. One exception is Costco.
  • Many pharmacies will be open both days, including CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid. (Time to get that COVID-19 vaccine shot?)
  • Home improvement stores Home Depot and Lowe’s are open. Most Ace Hardware stores are open, and in fact, some locations will be open with extended holiday hours of operation on Monday.

Cities And Villages

  • Municipalities’ non-emergency offices are closed.
  • In general, refuse, recycling, and yard waste collection services will be delayed by one day for the entire week.

Federal Government Offices

Kane County

Libraries and Park Districts

Post Office

  • UPSFedEx and the United States Postal Service do not pick up or deliver on Memorial Day.

Schools

  • Closed.

Transportation

  • Metra — Metra trains are operating on alternate schedules that we will update regularly to meet increasing demand. Improved Saturday service will start on most lines May 29. For the latest schedules, click here. Metra also announced that up to three children age 11 and under will be able to ride free with an adult beginning this Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day as part of its expanded Family Fares program.  In addition, Metra will offer early getaway trains on Friday, May 25 so customers can get a head start on their holiday plans.  Most lines are adding and shifting trains to the early afternoon. Complete schedules and more information are available here.
  • Check this link for Pace bus schedules. On Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day), the following Pace routes will operate on a Sunday schedule: Pulse Milwaukee Line, 208, 215, 223, 250, 270, 290, 301, 303, 305, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 313, 315, 317, 318, 322, 330, 332, 349, 350, 352, 353, 356, 357, 359, 364, 366, 379, 381, 383, 384, 386, 565, 568, 571, 606.

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