Johnson County Government’s offices, including the courthouse and libraries, will be closed Monday, Sept. 6, in observation of Labor Day, except for county operations required for the safety of residents.
Historically, Labor Day has been a designated federal holiday since 1894 following the Pullman labor strike, a landmark in American labor history in Illinois.
Following the dispute, President Grover Cleveland signed an order establishing Labor Day as a federal holiday on the first Monday of September. Over the decades, Labor Day evolved into a three-day weekend that marks the end of the summer season.
All county offices will resume regular working hours on Tuesday, Sept. 7.
Have a safe Labor Day Weekend!