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AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Illinois Bicentennial Office and Commission Act.
August 26, 2018 will mark the 200th
anniversary of the adoption of the Illinois Constitution of
1818 at the Kaskaskia Convention, and December 3, 2018 will
mark the 200th anniversary of the admission of Illinois to the
Union as a state. The bicentennial of our statehood is an
opportunity to recognize and celebrate the many cultural,
economic, academic, and political contributions that Illinois
and its residents have made to the nation and the world. The
bicentennial is also an opportunity to invite the world to
Illinois and to showcase our core assets, including our
community of global leaders; diverse and well-educated
workforce; prominent institutions for technology, innovation,
and higher education; exceptional quality of life with abundant
outdoor recreation, magnificent arts and culture, endless
nightlife and entertainment, and world-class dining and
hotels; central and modern infrastructure; and fertile
farmland and abundant fresh water.
Executive Order 7 (2014) established a 77-member State