Skip to comments.Illinois makes 'Barack Obama Day' a state holiday
Posted on 08/06/2017 12:48:47 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Illinois makes 'Barack Obama Day' a state holiday
By Brandon Carter - 08/06/17 02:25 PM EDT
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 Obamas birthday beginning in 2018.
The day is set apart to honor the 44th President of the United States of America who 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.
Senate Bill 55 was passed by both state houses with no votes against it.
Rauner praised the idea behind the bill earlier this year after a previous version, which would have made the day a legal state holiday, failed. The new holiday is commemorative.
"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 said at the time, according to NBC Chicago. "I don't think it should be a formal holiday with paid, forced time off, but I think it should be a day of acknowledgment and celebration."
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I’m glad Illinois is in such a strong fiscal condition these days.
100 bucks says that McCain and Flake insist on the same for Arizona too
Yeah celebrate dis functional arrogance day
Failed state celebrates failed Preezy...
A Chicago shooting on Obama day is sacrilegious.
Gay oral sex for every man! Happy Barack Obama Day! All bathhouses 50% off!
No money involved. It's another "feel good" holiday.
Same as "National Hot Dog Day" or last week's "Ice Cream Sandwich Day". The black communities will have celebrations at their community centers for the local news stations to see and film but everybody else will be working...just like every other day.
Is anybody still alive and working in Chicago?
I hope his birthday doesn’t become a national holiday after he is gone.
Now if they’d have made it ‘Barack Obama Urinal Target Day’ they’d have something...
The perfect day to snake out your floor drain. Or turn over your compost pile. Barn need mucking out? No time like BO Day!
After eating a big meal of Sauerkraut AND PORK, I’ll be sure to stand at the very edge of the borer with the wind blowing to bare butt into Illinois. Then stand path the every, edge and fart with my bare butt at the State.
Shouldn’t President Reagan have a day? I believe he was born in IL.
Anyway, BO wasn’t even born in IL. Where? Who knows.....
Make it 11 September....or 7 December.
How appropriate in illnnoy. Next there will be a Broadway “Obama years-the musical”.
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