What does Martin Luther King Jr. Day — this year falling on Jan. 17 — 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.”
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. 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, Museum of the Grand Prairie and Krannert Art Museum are closed on Mondays.
Retail: Most retail and restaurants are open.
For more things to do, check out our events calendar presented by OSF HealthCare.