Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2022 and Heritage CUSD #8 and all public schools in Illinois will be closed. School will resume on Wednesday, November 9.
Election Day became an official holiday after Governor JB Pritzker signed Public Act 102-0015, declaring it an observable state holiday for schools and public state offices.
The new law reads:
Sec. 2A-1.1c. 2022 Election Day State holiday. Notwithstanding any other provision of State law to the contrary, November 8, 2022 shall be a State holiday known as 2022 General Election Day and shall be observed throughout the State. November 8, 2022 shall be deemed a legal school holiday for purposes of the School Code and State Universities Civil Service Act. Any school closed under this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly and Section 24-2 of the School Code shall be made available to an election authority as a polling place for 2022 General Election Day.