(5 ILCS 490/63)
Juneteenth National Freedom Day.
The third Saturday in June of
each year is designated as Juneteenth National Freedom Day to commemorate the
abolition of slavery throughout the United States and its territories in 1865.
Juneteenth National Freedom Day may be observed with suitable observances and
exercises by civic groups and the public, and citizens of the State are urged
to reflect on the suffering endured by early African-Americans and to celebrate
the unique freedom and equality enjoyed by all State citizens today.
(Source: P.A. 93-550, eff. 1-1-04.)