Chicago Cancellations

All Illinois Bars and Restaurants to Close to Dine-In Thru 3/30 (Read More)

UPDATE 4:30 CST

Gov. Pritzker closes Illinois schools Kindergaten - 12th grade in response to COVID-19 beginning Tuesday, March 17 through March 30.

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The following is a list of cancellations surrounding the Chicagoland area:

(Check back for updates)

Chicago's Lakefront Trail: Closed until further notice starting (3/26)

Chicago St. Patrick's Day : Postponed in Chicago (3/15) and Naperville (3/15)

Various Polling Places: 25 polling places have been moved

Concert Updates:

LANCO concert scheduled for 3/13 at Joe's Live has been rescheduled for 5/29. All tickets for the original date will be honored and transferred automatically.

Little Big Town concerts scheduled for 3/13 & 3/14 at the Chicago Theatre have been rescheduled for 10/22 & 10/23. All tickets purchased for the March 13th show will be honored on the rescheduled date of October 22nd, 2020 and all tickets purchased for the March 14th show will be honored on the rescheduled date of October 23rd, 2020.

Blake Shelton concert scheduled for 3/19 has been cancelled. Previously purchased tickets will be honored at the to-be-announced rescheduled dates in spring 2021.

Hot Country Knights concerts scheduled for 4/16 at Joe's on Weed St. and 4/17 at Joe's Live have been postponed.At this time there are no alternative dates confirmed. We will keep you updated as information becomes available. All ticket buyers will be issued a full refund at the place of purchase. Check back for updates.

Dan + Shay concert scheduled for 4/17 at the United Center has been rescheduled for 8/15. All previously purchased tickets will be honored.

Reba concert scheduled for 4/24 at the Allstate Arena has been rescheduled for 7/24. All tickets will be honored for the new date.

Olivia O'Brien: 'It Was A Sad F**King Tour' at The House of Blues presented by Cricket Wireless postponed. New date is to be announced.

Billie Eilish: 'Where Do We Go Tour' at United Center postponed. New date is to be announced.

Cirque Du Soleil has cancelled all of their shows in Chicago in June.

iHeart Events:

  • Joseph Business School Business Leadership Conference; postponed (1390 and V103)
  • Bionce Foxx 20th Anniversary - R&B Spring Fest postponed to May 9 (V103)
  • Festival Laugh Fest – canceled/postponed (V103 & WGCI)
  • Black Women’s Expo – Postponed
  • School Girls The African Mean Girls Play- postponed

Show & Sport Updates:

  • WWE Friday Night Smack Down: scheduled for Friday, March 27th, 2020 at Allstate Arena has been cancelled.
  • Wild 'N Out Live: scheduled for Friday, March 20th, 2020 at United Center has been rescheduled. All tickets will be honored for the new date.
  • Cirque Du Soleil: has cancelled Chicago shows in June

The following SCHOOLS/DAYCARES are closed for the listed dates:

  • Elgin Day Care Center - 3/12-3/13
  • Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South High Schools - 3/12
  • Kirk School (Palatine) - 3/12
  • Dundee-Crown High School (Kane County District 300) - 3/12 - /3/13
  • Perry Elementary School (Kane County District 300) - 3/12 - 3/13
  • Bernard Zell School (Chicago/Lakeview)
  • Vaughn Occupational High School (Chicago/Portage Park) - 3/9 through 3/18
  • Winnetka Public Schools - Closed 3/13. Online learning 3/16
  • New Trier High School - Closed 3/13. Online learning 3/16

STUDENT SPORTS

  • Illinois High School Boys Basketball Finals will be played, but fans will be limited to 60 people per school for the remainder of the tournament

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

  • University of Chicago: Classes will be take place online for the entire Spring Quarter of 2020, beginning on Monday, March 30.
  • Northwestern University: Spring Break one week longer; Classes will take place online April 4 for a minimum of three weeks
  • DePaul University: Winter Quarter final exams will not be held on campus, and Spring Quarter classes will be delivered remotely whenever possible.
  • Northern Illinois University: Spring Break will last until March 22. Altered courses will begin March 23 through April 4. Goal to return on April 6.
  • Loyola University:Classes online through the end of the semester, and dorms must be emptied by March 19.
  • Illinois State University: Spring Break will last until March 23; Classes will take place online until April 12 at the soonest.
  • University of Illinois:Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield: Classes begin online or alternative delivery mechanisms, with a goal of completion by March 23.
  • Western Illinois University: Classes canceled March 14-20. Classes will start again using an alternative format Monday, March 21, and continue until at least April 3.
  • Wheaton College: Spring Break plus one week. Classes will take place online March 23.
  • Valparaiso University: Classes will take place online from March 16 to April 12. Regular classes are scheduled to begin again Monday, April 13. 
  • Judson University: Classes will be remote for the rest of the spring semester, and students have to off campus and moved out by Sunday, March 15.
  • Northeastern Illinois University: Any events with 50 or more anticipated people are canceled.
  • Moraine Valley Community College: Spring break to last until March 21. Classes resume remote March 23.
  • North Central College: March 13 last day of in person. No classes on March 16 or March 17 . Prepare for remote learning.
  • Harper College: Remote learning for students March 16-April 12.; March 30-April 12 will be a two-week social distancing period. Employees and students will not come to campus

NURSING HOMES

  • North Shore Senior Center: ALL Center locations closed.
  • Arlington Heights Senior Center: Closed through March to all activities

PUBLIC EVENTS: CONFERENCES AND FESTIVALS

The following conferences scheduled to be in the Chicago area have all been canceled:

  • Ace Hardware (Chicago) - March 11-14
  • American College of Cardiology (Chicago) - March 28-30
  • Flower & Garden Show (Chicago) - March 18-22
  • Holi celebration at Navy Pier (Chicago) - March 15
  • International Housewares / Inspired Home Show (Chicago) - March 14-17
  • Maple Syrup Festival (Northbrook) - March 15
  • Oracle OpenWorld (Chicago)
  • YarnCon (Chicago) -
  • Amita Half-Marathon and 5K (Bolingbrook) - Postponed
  • PAWS Chicago Animal Magnetism event - March 13
  • Edgebrook Community Association Easter Egg Hunt - April 11

GOVERNMENT / OTHER

  • The Illinois Senate canceled all sessions March 18-20
  • Highland Park has closed its senior center as of March 11
  • The Chicago Mercantile Exchange will close at of the end of business on March 13
  • Joe Biden canceled a campaign event planned for Illinois on March 13

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