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US State Illinois makes ‘Barack Obama Day’ a holiday on state level

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Previous President Obama is being regarded with another state holiday in his state of Illinois. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner marked a measure Friday to make Aug. 4 “Barack Obama Day” in the state, as per the news by NBC Chicago. The occasion will be praised every year on Obama’s birthday.

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 houses of both states without any votes against it.

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Rauner applauded the thought behind the bill not long ago after a past adaptation, which would have made the day a legal state occasion, fizzled.

“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 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 commended his 56th birthday celebration on Friday, his first since going out. He and former first woman Michelle Obama were spotted at Rasika West End in Washington, D.C. celebrating.

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

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