What does Martin Luther King Jr. Day — this year falling on Jan. 21 — mean for daily life in and around Champaign-Urbana? Well, for one thing it is a University of Illinois holiday, meaning that it is one of the rare days the university is “closed.” If you’re looking for things to do in Champaign-Urbana on Martin Luther King Jr. Day we have some ideas for you.
What else you need to know about Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Champaign-Urbana:
Schools: Champaign Unit 4, Urbana 116, Mahomet-Seymour, Parkland College, University of Illinois all closed.
Government offices: Federal, state, county and city administrative offices closed.
Postal service: All post offices will be closed.
Courts: Federal, state and county closed.
Banks: Most closed.
Libraries closed: Champaign, Urbana, Tolono, Tuscola. Libraries that are open: Rantoul, St. Joseph, Allerton (Monticello), Mahomet.
Transit: CUMTD will operate on regular weekday schedules.
Parking: As a city holiday, metered parking in Champaign and Urbana is FREE on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Museums closed: Spurlock Museum, Krannert Art Museum, Anita Purves Nature Center: OPEN: Museum of the Grand Prairie; Orpheum Children’s Science Museum (which is normally closed on Mondays).
Retail: Most retail and restaurants are open. When in doubt, call first.
For more things to do, check out our events calendar presented by Busey.