So I followed up with my stepmom about my Dad, and he's finally starting to get better, but he still has a long way to go, though. At least he's not in and out of the hospital anymore. They still haven't been able to quite figure out what's going on.
Because Lincoln's birthday is only observed in IL. That was last Thursday, where goverment/public buildings were closed. I do not know of any other state that has an official Lincoln's Birthday holiday.