Illinois Governor: Legislation for Juneteenth as Official State Holiday

Flags Will be Flown at Half-Staff in Recognition of Juneteenth SPRINGFIELD, IL (STL.News) Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation declaring June 19, Juneteenth, an official state holiday.  To commemorate the abolition of slavery throughout the United States and its territories in 1865, Juneteenth will be recognized as National Freedom Day in Illinois. The state continues to…

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