Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year falls on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022.
That day is also the National Day of Service, observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off.”
MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.
What’s open and what’s closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year in Kane County, IL, is different than it was last year. Despite the Omicron surge, most businesses remain open. Last year, many of the traditional events went virtual, and “what’s open” depended in part on government and business response to the Tier 3 mitigations in place at that time.
All schools have the day off Monday.
Municipal government office hours and garbage pickup are a mixed bag, so check your municipality’s website via the links below.
- Most retail businesses are open Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. That includes department stores, restaurants and grocery stores. Obviously,
Cities and Villages
The following is information on non-emergency office hours for Monday, Jan. 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.
Generally, garbage and recycling collection will not be affected by MLK day. The waste haulers we contacted said regular collection schedules will be maintained Monday — but it’s always a good idea to check with local public works offices at the links below to make sure.
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- Village of Algonquin municipal facilities appear to be open.
- City of Aurora offices generally are closed. MLK Day is an official holiday for all city employees.
- City of Batavia offices appear to be open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
- Village of Big Rock — Generally speaking, offices hours are by appointment. Call (630) 556-4365 for more information.
- Village of Burlington — Offices appear to be open. Holiday hours are not listed on website, but Village Hall hours are generally 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
- Village of Campton Hills — Offices appear to be open.
- Village of Carpentersville — Offices appear to be open.
- Village of East Dundee offices appear to be open.
- Village of Elburn Village Hall appears to be open.
- City of Elgin offices are closed. CLICK HERE FOR MLK EVENTS.
- City of Geneva offices are closed. MLK Day is a city holiday.
- Village of Gilberts offices appear to be open.
- Village of Hampshire appear to be open. MLK Day is not on the list of village holidays.
- Village of Huntley offices are closed for the holiday.
- Village of Lily Lake offices appear to be open.
- Village of Maple Park appears to be open. MLK Day is not on the list of village holidays.
- Village of Montgomery. Montgomery Village Hall is open during normal business hours.
- Village of North Aurora offices are open. Click here for the village of North Aurora holiday schedule.
- Village of Pingree Grove offices appear to be open.
- Village of Sleepy Hollow offices appear to be open.
- Village of South Elgin administrative offices are closed on MLK Day.
- City of St. Charles. Offices are open. MLK Day is not listed as a holiday.
- Village of Sugar Grove. Village offices are closed for MLK Day.
- Village of West Dundee offices appear to be open. MLK Day is not a holiday for refuse collection.
Federal government offices, banks, post offices and schools are closed for the national holiday.
- Kane County non-emergency offices are closed Monday, Jan. 17.
- Kane County Connects daily e-newsletter has the day off. (Click here to sign up for the daily or weekly e-newsletter!)
- The Kane County Clerk’s Office divisions of Vital Records, Passports and Tax Extension in the Geneva and Aurora offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, for the MLK Day holiday.
- Kane County’s 16th Circuit Court offices will be closed for the holiday. Presently, ALL Kane County court appearances will be by remote access only.
- The Kane County Electronics Recycling Drop-Off Site at the West Dundee Public Works Building will be closed in observation of the holiday.
Many libraries are open on MLK 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:
- Algonquin Area Public Library
- Aurora Public Library
- Bartlett Public Library
- Batavia Public Library
- Big Rock Public Library
- Elgin Community College Library
- Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library
- Fox River Valley Libraries
- Gail Borden Public Library
- Geneva Public Library
- Huntley Area Public Library
- Kane County Law Library
- Kaneville Public Library
- Maple Park Public Library
- Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
- Oswego Public Library
- St. Charles Public Library
- Sugar Grove Public Library
- Town & Country Public Library District
- Waubonsee Community College Library
Many park districts facilities are open on MLK Day. Check the following links for your local district’s info.
- Aurora Parks & Recreation
- Barrington Countryside Park District
- Batavia Park District
- Big Rock Park District
- Dundee Township Park District
- Elgin Parks & Recreation
- Fox Valley Park District
- Geneva Park District
- Hampshire Park District
- Hoffman Estates Park District
- Huntley Park District
- Oswegoland Park District
- St. Charles Park District
- South Elgin Parks & Recreation
- Sugar Grove Park District
- Sycamore Park District
- Village of Bartlett Park District
- Postal offices are closed on Monday, Jan. 17, for the MLK Day holiday.
- Most local public schools are closed. According to the Illinois Association of School Boards calendar, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a legal school holiday.
- Click here for links to Kane County schools and school districts.
- Most community colleges, colleges and universities are closed on MLK Day, but check these links for Kane County.
State of Illinois
Proudly, Illinois was the first state to adopt MLK Day, in 1973. It wasn’t until 1993 that that all 50 states held MLK Day in one form or another — and even then it was “sometimes under a different name, and not always as a paid state holiday,” according to infoplease.com.
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