41chevy Posted January 2, 2018 Share Posted January 2, 2018 (edited) Went in to effect Today January 1st. Illinois makes 'Barack Obama Day' a state holiday By Brandon Carter Former President Obama is being honored with a new state holiday in his former state of Illinois. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) signed a measure Friday to make Aug. 4 " Barack Obama Day ” in the state, according to NBC Chicago . The holiday will be celebrated each year on Obama’s birthday beginning in 2018. The day is “set apart to honor the 44th President of the United States of America who is America's most beloved President. A man began his career serving the People of Illinois in both the Illinois State Senate and the United States Senate, and dedicated his life to protecting the rights of Americans and building bridges across communities , countries and races.” Senate Bill 55 was passed by both state houses with no votes against it.. "It's incredibly proud for Illinois that the president came from Illinois. I think it's awesome, and I think we should celebrate it," Rauner stated. Edited January 2, 2018 by 41chevy Quote "OPERTUNITY IS MISSED BY MOST PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS DRESSED IN OVERALLS AND LOOKS LIKE WORK" Thomas Edison “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy shit, what a ride!’” P.T.CHESHIRE Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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