What's Open and Closed on New Year's Day in Illinois

You might be wondering what places are open and what might be closed on New Year's Day in Illinois.

Whether you're awaiting mail or in need of retrieving some cash from the bank, here's a list of common places you might be inquiring about on the first day of 2019.


Most banks and credit unions are typically closed during the New Year’s Day holiday. Be sure to use an ATM or a banking app on your mobile instead.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is closed.

Post Office

Post offices will be closed. Mail will not be delivered or sent on these days.


Metra will run on their Sunday schedules, according to their site.

CTA rail service is scheduled to operate. For a look at times on a specific rail line, click here.


It depends on the pharmacy and hours could vary depending on the location, so make sure to call ahead.


Whole Foods- Open, hours depend on location

Costco- Closed

Sam’s Club-Closed

BJ’s- Open 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

ALDI- closed

Mariano’s- Open (regular hours)

Jewel-Osco- Open (regular hours)

Trader Joe’s- Closed

Target- Open (regular hours)

Walmart- Open (regular hours)

Bed Bath & Beyond- Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Best Buy- Open 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.


All Chicago Public Library locations are closed.

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