(5 ILCS 490/80)
(from Ch. 1, par. 3051-80)
Retired Teachers' Week.
(a) The progress of this State, this nation, and in fact all
civilization is due to the passing on of knowledge from one generation to
the next. The burden of the transmittal and expansion of this body of
knowledge has historically been borne by our teachers. The teachers of
this State have tirelessly and selflessly taken on the noble and sacred
trust of educating and training our children. The State of Illinois is
proud to be the home of many teachers who have retired after spending most
of their lives rendering this priceless service. The State of Illinois, in
appreciation of this service, bestows upon the retired teachers of the
State the recognition and honor they deserve.
(b) The fourth week of May of each year is designated as Retired
Teachers' Week. The Governor may annually issue a proclamation designating
the fourth week of May as Retired Teachers' Week and calling upon public
schools and citizens of the State to observe the occasion and honor the
retired teachers of the State.
(Source: P.A. 87-272.)