Illinois House to consider bill recognizing President Obama's birthday as State Holiday

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CHICAGO - An Illinois lawmaker has introduced a bill that would recognize President Barack Obama's birthday as a State Holiday.

In a news release, State Representative Andre Thapedi (D - Chicago) says legislation that would make President Obama's birthday a State Holiday will be considered by the Illinois House.  Representative Thapedi also says that other states recognize former Presidents' birthdays, such as Texas, Missouri, Alabama, and California, and that President Obama's adopted home state should recognize his accomplishments.

In Illinois, schools and State agencies that are ordinarily open must close on days that are designated as legal state holidays.  Banks may also opt to close on these days.  

Representative Thapedi serves the 32nd District of Illinois.  For more information, click here.

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