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Illinois Just Made ‘Barack Obama Day’ A State Holiday

Illinois Just Made ‘Barack Obama Day’ A State Holiday

Illinois is honoring President Obama with a new state holiday in his name. On Friday, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law a measure making Obama’s birthday, August 4, a state holiday. The new holiday will be celebrated every year starting in 2018. NBC Chicago reports, “The holiday will be “observed throughout the State as a […]