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Illinois Makes ‘Barack Obama Day’ a State Holiday

Barack 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 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.”

Obama celebrated his 56th birthday on Friday, his first since leaving the White House. He and former first lady Michelle Obama were spotted at Rasika West End in Washington, D.C. celebrating.

Former Vice President Joe Biden wished Obama happy birthday on Twitter Friday morning.

“Your service has been a great gift to the country, and your friendship and brotherhood are a great gift to me. Happy birthday, Barack,” Biden tweeted.

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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Harry Brown

    August 7, 2017 at 1:26 am

    fuck illinois and that nig rat fuck

  2. paulette

    August 7, 2017 at 1:29 am

    YEA THIS POS IS LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK,ILL IS STUPID

  3. Jo Polette

    August 7, 2017 at 1:30 am

    Are you kidding! The worst President in history. He doesn’t deserve any thing. He should be paying us back our tax money he used for his vacations and the money he gave to Isis.

  4. L.R. DAN

    August 7, 2017 at 1:30 am

    Are we certain thats his real BIRTHDAY? DAMN! ILLINOIS is a retard state. HAHAHA HEHEHEHE THIS IS FUNNY AN ENTIRE STATE OF
    SHIT-FOR-BRAINs . It’s no wonder CHICAGO IS THE WAY IT IS

  5. Ernie Charles Compatriot

    August 7, 2017 at 1:31 am

    We will live to see the day that Obama’s criminal convictions for Fraud, Theft, Misappropriation of Govt.Funds, I could go on, but you know his hundreds of crimes. Not to mention the chicanery (and “suicides”) that will occur once a Grand Jury is impaneled and those big-o-wheels of justice start to crank. Lady Justice, she won’t see the color of his skin, and will judge him according to Law – something Hussien knows nothing about. Really, who knew Barry @ Columbia, or Harvard Law? Besides Michelle/Michael. I’ll wait.

  6. Russell Shelton

    August 7, 2017 at 1:37 am

    I was born in Salem Il 1945,,I drove over to East Alton today to help transport some personal belongings of my deceased brother-in-law. I can tell you that driving from StLouis to East Alton on ANY route you take means you need to be driving a HumVee or riding a horse because the roads look like something out of the 19th century. OBama and Emanuel and the democrats that run this place have taken Illinois forward in time to something that looks like a third world country.

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