Lincoln Douglas Square, AltonIt's President Abraham Lincoln's 206th birthday today.  Lincoln’s birthday is a state government holiday, which means all state offices are closed today including the Driver’s Services Offices in Bethalto, Jerseyville, Edwardsville and elsewhere.

The day was previously a state school holiday, but many districts now observe Washington’s Birthday, or President’s Day, on the third Monday in February.  Today, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner will mark the day by laying a wreath at the former president's tomb in Springfield.


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