(10 ILCS 5/1-6)
Computing dates of various acts; Saturday, Sunday, and holidays.
(a) If the first or last day fixed by law to do any act required or
allowed by this Code falls on a State holiday or a Saturday or a Sunday, the
period shall extend through the first business day next
following the day
otherwise fixed as the first or last day,
irrespective of whether any election authority or local election official
conducts business on the State holiday, Saturday, or Sunday.
(b) For the purposes of this Section, "State holiday" means New Year's
Day, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday, Lincoln's Birthday, President's
Day, Casimir Pulaski's Birthday, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day,
Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and
any other day from time to time declared by the President of the United States
or the Governor of Illinois to be a day during which the agencies of the State
of Illinois that are ordinarily open to do business with the public shall be
closed for business.
(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, nominating
papers, petitions of objection to nominating papers, certificates of withdrawal
of candidacy, and reports of political committees actually received by election
authorities and local election officials on a State holiday, a Saturday, or a
Sunday shall not be deemed invalid or defective for that reason alone.
(Source: P.A. 89-653, eff. 8-14-96; 90-672, eff. 7-31-98.)