‘Barack Obama Day’ Is The Newest Holiday In Illinois

Market Watch – Former President Barack Obama now has a day commemorating his birth, but residents of the state where he began his political career shouldn’t expect time off: Aug. 4 won’t be a full-scale legal holiday.

Illinois will honor the 44th president on his birthday, after Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Republican, signed the commemorative day into law on Friday. It goes into effect in 2018.


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