Chicago Poles, I assume you’re already drunk by this point but if you’re not, remember—today is YOUR day!
Sure, we may not get the river dyed a certain color in our honor or enjoy a big annual city parade or a semi-annual kind of messy South Side parade nor do our baseball teams wear red in honor of St. Joseph’s Day, but guess what: We have our own holiday where schools and libraries are closed along with City of Chicago and Cook County offices!! (But all federal and state courts remain open. Banks and the post offices will remain open, and postal service is unaffected. Public transportation will run on normal schedules.)