Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law Friday a measure to designate Aug. 4 as “Barack Obama Day” across Illinois.
The holiday will be “observed throughout the State as a day 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 reads.
While several lawmakers abstained from voting on the measure, it passed both houses earlier this year without a single vote against.
I am gonna give one big boo for them not making it a holiday that closes state offices and schools. But otherwise, I’m starting the dance party now (even though I’m late by 1 day).