A state and federal “holiday,” the second Monday of October remains legally known as Columbus Day in Illinois and around the nation.
In Champaign-Urbana, the two main school districts and some preschools call this day Fall Holiday. In other cities and even some states, the second Monday of October is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which honors and celebrates Native Americans (learn more about that here).
What does Oct. 14 mean for daily life in and around Champaign-Urbana? It’s a mixed bag.
Most area public school districts are not in session. Mahomet-Seymour, Unit 7 Schools (Tolono/Sidney/Philo etc.), St. Joseph, Champaign Unit 4, and Urbana 116 will ALL be closed on Oct. 14, 2019.
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What else you need to know about October 14, 2019 in Champaign-Urbana:
Government offices: Federal, state, and county administrative offices are CLOSED; City of Urbana as well as City of Champaign offices are OPEN.
University of Illinois: In session.
Postal service: All post offices will be closed.
Courts: Federal, state and county closed.
Banks: Varies by the bank, but many are closed or have limited services.
U.S. Stock Exchange: Open.
Transit: CUMTD will operate on regular weekday schedules.
Parking: Monday, Oct. 14 is NOT a city holiday in Champaign or Urbana. Parking meters should be paid as usual.
Museums: Spurlock Museum is always closed on Mondays, as is the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum and Champaign County History Museum. Open: Museum of the Grand Prairie, Krannert Art Museum, Anita Purves Nature Center. All are free and open to the public.