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AN ACT concerning government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The State Commemorative Dates Act is amended by
adding Section 195 as follows:
(5 ILCS 490/195 new)
Illinois Statehood Day.
December 3rd of each year
is designated as Illinois Statehood Day, to be observed
throughout the State as a day to commemorate December 3, 1818
as the day Illinois became the 21st State to join the Union.
Each year, within 10 days before Illinois Statehood Day, the
Governor shall issue a proclamation announcing the recognition
of Statehood Day, and designate the official events that shall
be held in honor of Illinois obtaining statehood on December 3,