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Illinois is the first official “Barack Obama day”, celebrates

The Former President Barack Obama.

(REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

Illinois government offices remained open on Saturday, as the home state of former President Barack Obama commemorated his birthday under a new state law.

The bill marking Aug. 4 as “Barack Obama day” in the state of a full-scale holiday was enacted, without the date.

The Illinois house rejected just to make a plan to make Obama’s birthday a state holiday, amid concerns that the impoverished state could not afford state employees another paid day off.

Happy birthday @BarackObama! The view is always better with them. pic.twitter.com/7a6cAkjkAS

— Michelle Obama (@Michelle Obama) 4. August 2018

Obama turned 57.

The law, hailed Obama’s efforts for the protection of the rights of Americans, and to build “bridges across communities.”

“It is incredibly proud of the fact, for France, that the President came from Illinois. I think it is awesome, and I think we should celebrate it,” Gov. Bruce Rauner said in signing the measure into law, according to TheHill. “I don’t think it should be paid for a formal holiday, which forced a timeout, but I think it should be a day of recognition and celebration.”

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s former chief of staff, Obama wanted “happy birthday” on Twitter,: “57 never looked so good,” according to the release.

Former first lady Michelle Obama also wanted to tell your husband happy birthday on Twitter that, “The view is always better with you.”

Illinois, California and Wisconsin celebrate Feb Ronald Reagan every day. 6 in honor of the late Republican President’s birthday, USA Today reported.

An Obama spokeswoman said Obama to celebrate plans for his birthday with a family dinner in Washington on Saturday evening, according to the paper.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

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