What’s Closed In Illinois Due To The Virus

Marquee at Champaign's Virginia Theatre on March 21, 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.-April 7

All schools — Gov. JB Pritkzer’s order closing all schools in the state has been extended until April 8.

All bars and restaurants ordered closed to dine-in patrons March 16-30. Food deliveries and drive through service allowed.

All drivers services facilities closed until April 7. According to Secretary of State Jesse White, all expiration dates for driver’s licenses, ID cards, vehicle registrations will be extended 30 days through emergency rule.

All vehicle emissions testing stations have been closed by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency through April 7.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources – all state parks, fish and wildlife areas, recreational areas, and historic sites closed


Champaign County Brookens Center & County Courthouse – courthouse including circuit clerk’s office closed for general business, to reopen April 13; Brookens Center closed to the public until April 7; staff are available through phone, email and the county website.

Champaign Parks – all district playgrounds are closed to public use until further notice. 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 – Parkland College spring break extended, classes moving to online beginning March 30, with limited campus services.

Champaign – Virginia Theatre – all public events suspended through May 10

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.

CU Woodshop School of Woodworking – CU Woodshop Supply and CU Woodshop School of Woodworking – all March classes canceled

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 the remainder of this semester are canceled

Champaign – The Virginia Theater – all events canceled through May 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 – The Urbana Free Library – closed through March 30

Urbana – Urbana Landscape Recycling Center closed until further notice

Urbana – March 17 – World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade postponed


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

Decatur – Millikin University – spring break extended, classes move to online and distance learning starting March 23; all on-campus events canceled through April 30.

Decatur – Richland Community College – spring break extended, moving to online classes beginning March 23. 


Bloomington – Illinois Symphony Orchestra – concerts are cancelled or postponed through mid-April


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 for March 16-20


Danville – All city buildings – March 16-29 with the exception of the regularly scheduled March 17 City Council meeting

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 – Danville Area Community College, including the DACC Child Development Center closed through March 27. Beginning March 30, all lecture classes held online, other classes held with class sizes of ten or less. 

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.

Reginald Hardwick

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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