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1    AN ACT concerning government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The State Commemorative Dates Act is amended by
5adding Section 195 as follows:
6    (5 ILCS 490/195 new)
7    Sec. 195. Illinois Statehood Day. December 3rd of each year
8is designated as Illinois Statehood Day, to be observed
9throughout the State as a day to commemorate December 3, 1818
10as the day Illinois became the 21st State to join the Union.
11Each year, within 10 days before Illinois Statehood Day, the
12Governor shall issue a proclamation announcing the recognition
13of Statehood Day, and designate the official events that shall
14be held in honor of Illinois obtaining statehood on December 3,