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Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed Illinois Rep. Tim Butler to serve as co-chair of the Illinois Bicentennial Commission. Butler isn't taking the honor or duty lightly....


Butler says the Illinois State Fair is a great launching point for the final stretch of the bicentennial year celebration. On August 26th, the bicentennial celebration hits a key milestone as the state celebrates the 200th anniversary of adopting its own constitution. There will be a dozen events around the state, including the deciation of a new bicentennial plaza near the Governor's Mansion in Downtown Springfield.

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