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Wed Feb 8, 2017, 08:08 AM

Illinois Democratic legislators call for Obama state holiday

President Barack Obama's birthday may become the next state holiday, if some Illinois Democrats have their way.

House Bills 231 and 503 and Senate Bill 55 all make Obama's birthday, Aug. 4, an official holiday.

Both House bills would make Aug. 4 a "legal holiday," in which state government offices shut down, and schools and businesses have the option of closing. The Senate bill's "Barack Obama Day" would be commemorative only.

Rep. Andre Thapedi, a Chicago Democrat who is sponsoring HB 231, had tried making Obama's birthday a state holiday last year, but the bill stalled in a House committee.

Read more: http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170203/democratic-legislators-call-for-obama-state-holiday

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Wed Feb 8, 2017, 11:42 AM

1. Yes!

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