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Bill Would Create 'Constitution Day' Recognition in Illinois

A bill sponsored by a local lawmaker is heading to the Illinois Senate that would provide that Constitution Day (September 17) be recognized as a commemorative holiday on Illinois school calendars. 


Commemorative holidays in the state of Illinois are regular school days that recognize specified patriotic, civic, cultural, or historical persons, activities, or events. According to State Representative Amy Elik of Alton, Constitution Day is recognized federally but not by the State of Illinois.



If approved, it would join a list of other commemorative holidays that include the birthday of Muhammad Ali on January 17, Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29, 9/11 Day of Remembrance, and Recycling Day on October 1.

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