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What’s Closed In Illinois Due To The Virus

Decatur's Avon Movie Theater marquee on April 19, 2020.


Gov. J.B. Pritzker has ordered the state’s residents to remain in their homes except for essential needs, March 21 at 5:00 p.m.-May 31. Starting May 1, there will be major modifications to the plan, click here to read about them.

All schools — Gov. JB Pritkzer’s order closing all schools in the state has been extended until the end of the semester.

All bars and restaurants ordered closed to dine-in patrons until April 30. Food deliveries and drive through service allowed.

All drivers services facilities closed. According to Secretary of State Jesse White, all expiration dates for driver’s licenses, ID cards, vehicle registrations will be extended at least 90 days after Driver Services facilities reopen. The previous extension was for 30 days.

All vehicle emissions testing stations have been closed by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency through April 30.

Illinois Department of Human Services – temporarily closing Family Community Resource Centers (FCRCs) to the public.

Illinois State Parks allowed to re-open May 1 include:

  • Northwest Illinois: Argyle Lake State Park, Jubilee College State Park, Lowden State Park, Morrison-Rockwood State Park, Rock Island Trail, Shabbona Lake State Recreation Area.
  • Northeastern Illinois: Chain O’ Lakes State Park, Illinois and Michigan Canal State Trail, Kankakee River State Park, Moraine Hills State Park, North Point Marina.
  • East Central Illinois: Clinton Lake State Recreation Area, Eagle Creek State Park, Kickapoo State Recreation Area, Wolf Creek State Park.
  • West Central Illinois:  Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area, Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area, Sangchris Lake State Park, Siloam Springs State Park, Washington County State Recreation Area.
  • Southern Illinois: Fort Massac State Park, Giant City State Park, Stephen A. Forbes State Recreation Area, Wayne Fitzgerrell State Recreation Area.


Champaign County Freedom Celebration – Champaign-Urbana’s annual Fourth of July festival will not be held in 2020 – website posting 

Champaign County Brookens Center & County Courthouse – closed to the public until April 30; staff are available through phone, email and the county website.

Champaign Parks – all district playgrounds are closed to public use until further notice. The dog park on West Windsor is closed. District parks remain open for walking, hiking, running and biking as long as park users comply with social distancing requirements. 

Champaign Public Library & Douglass Branch Library – closed until further notice.

Champaign Police Department, Champaign Fire Stations, the City Building, and the Public Works Department – limited public access

Champaign – Virginia Theatre – all public events suspended through May 15

Cunningham Township Assessor’s office – closed to the public. You may contact the office at assessor@ctao.us instead of coming to the office

Developmental Services Center day programs – closed until further notice

Krannert Art Museum – closed to the public

Krannert Center – all public performances at Krannert Center canceled through July 10.

Savoy – Savoy Rec Center closed until further notice; public access to Savoy Fire Department not allowed

Mahomet Public Library – closed for indefinite period, book loan periods extended, online services continue.

Tolono – Tolono Public Library (also serving Savoy, Sadorus) closed for indefinite period.

Urbana City Government – Municipal buildings, including City Building and Public Works, will limit access to the public, starting Monday, March 23. To reach city departments, call: City Clerk: 384-2362 Community Development Services: 384-2444 Finance: 384-2346 Fire: 384-2420 Human Resources 384-2458 Mayor’s Office: 384-2456 Police: 384-2320 Public Works: 384-2342. Phones at building entryways can be used to call during business hours. City Building vestibule phone will be answered by MEDCAD 911 after hours.

Urbana – Urbana Business Association has canceled the Market In the Square scheduled for April 4 8:00 a.m.-noon at Lincoln Square Mall

Urbana – Urbana Business Association is postponing the Uncork Wine Festival that was to be hosted Saturday, June 6 at Meadowbrook Park.

Urbana – The Urbana Free Library – closed until further notice

Urbana –  The Landscape Recycling Center reopened April 6. Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Click here for more information

Urbana & Champaign – Dog parks operated by the Champaign and Urbana park districts are closed until further notice.


Decatur – Avon Theatre – closed until further notice

Macon County Courthouse & County Office Buildings – open but public asked to refrain from entering unless business cannot be resolved any other way


Springfield – Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum – closed until state health officials conclude that it is safe to reopen

Springfield – Illinois Commerce Commission Transportation Bureau – no walk-in access Any questions, call 217.782.4654

Springfield – Illinois Department of Labor – canceling all in-person and telephone hearings until further notice

Springfield – Illinois State Museum (including Dickson Mounds Museum in Lewistown & Lockport Gallery) – closed until further notice

Springfield – Lincoln Home National Historic Site’s publicly accessible buildings: Visitor Center, Lincoln Home, Dean House, and Arnold House – closed until further notice. 

Springfield – State Capitol – Illinois General Assembly canceled scheduled legislative sessions


Danville – All city buildings closed to the public  

Danville – Danville Mass Transit’s shuttle between Danville and Champaign will not be running. Inside facilities of the Richard Brazda Bus Terminal building – closed

Danville Public Library – closed until further notice. Library digital resources remain available online.

Danville – Vermilion County offices are open but public is only asked to enter for essential business only

Danville – Village Mall – open, but Play Area closed, Easter Bunny and associated events canceled.

Danville – Public Works Solid Waste division has begun collection of yard waste as scheduled. It will continue through the month of April. Beginning, May 4, the container only period will begin. 

Danville – August 4 National Night Out events at Danville Fire Stations are canceled.

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Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick is the News & Public Affairs Director for the Illinois Newsroom. He started at WILL in October of 2019 after serving as News Director for WKAR in East Lansing, Michigan. Previously, he was a news producer and manager at the NBC station in Dallas, where he won 7 Emmy awards. Born in Vietnam, Reginald is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. Email: rh14@illinois.edu Twitter: @RNewsWILL

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