Public Act 93-0550

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    AN ACT concerning commemorative dates.

    Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:

    Section  5.  The State Commemorative Dates Act is amended
by adding Section 63 as follows:

    (5 ILCS 490/63 new)
    Sec. 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