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Happy President’s Day, Chicago!

February 19, 2012

Monday, February 20 is President’s Day, a day that celebrates the presidents of the United States of America.

The day is situated between the births of former Presidents Abraham Lincoln, our boy born on Feb. 12, and George Washington, born on Feb. 22.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln would have turned 203 on Feb. 20, 2012!

Because President’s Day is a federal holiday, your Chicago real estate will receive no mail.

All city, county, federal and state government offices will be closed, and all federal and state courts will be closed. County courts will be closed, except for Cook County Holiday Bond Court. Some major banks will be closed, as well as some businesses.

Most Chicago attractions will be open, some even with special rates and events, but keep in mind that most schools are closed as well, so those venues will be crowded.

The Chicago Park District is hosting some drop-in President’s Day events for the out-of-school kids, and many stores will capitalize on the day and are offering President’s Day sales. It’s also Chicago Restaurant Week, so there will be food specials throughout the city.

This weekend would have been a great time to take the family to our state’s capital and really learn about Lincoln and our history, but if you are looking for something lower key, check out our weekend roundup, where we have some ideas on how to spend the extended weekend. Click here for that story.

Happy President’s Day!

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