All Illinois REALTORS® offices in Springfield, including the Legal Hotline, will be closed Friday, July 3 in celebration of Independence Day.

The offices and Legal Hotline will reopen on Monday, July 6.

Did you know that July 4, 1776 was the date that the Continental Congress approved the words of the Declaration of Independence? Also, two signers who became the country’s second and third presidents, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, respectively, died on July 4, 1826.

Since July 4, 1776, Americans have celebrated their freedom from British rule every July 4 since 1776, it wasn’t until 1941 that it became a federal holiday. For more information, visit For information on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, visit

The Illinois REALTORS® staff wishes you a safe and happy holiday.