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Proposed 2015 County Board and Forest Preserve Meeting Schedules




County Board                    Forest Preserve                 Notes


January 21, 2015              January 20, 2015           Gubernatorial inauguration is 1/12

General Assembly inauguration is 1/14

Martin Luther King Day is 1/19


February 11, 2015            February 10, 2015*       Lincoln's Birthday is 2/12

President's Day is 2/16

NACo Legislative Conference is 2/21-2/25

Chicago municipal election is 2/25


March 11, 2015                 March 10, 2015             Pulaski Day is 3/2


April 1, 2015                      April 14, 2015*              Good Friday is 4/3

                                                                                      Easter is 4/5

April 29, 2015                                                             Municipal elections are 4/7


May 20, 2015                    May 19, 2015                    Memorial Day is 5/25


June 10, 2015                    June 9, 2015


July 1, 2015                                                                     NACo Annual Conference is 7/10-7/13


July 29, 2015                      July 21, 2015*


September 9, 2015           September 8, 2015           Labor Day is 9/7


October 7, 2015                 October 6, 2015             Columbus Day is 10/12


October 28, 2015


November 18, 2015         November 17, 2015         Veteran’s Day is 11/11


December 16, 2015          December 15, 2015


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