|Barack Hussein Obama photographed for Rolling Stone magazine in 2012|
just before beginning his second term as president of the United States.
The day is “set apart to honor the 44th President of the United States of America who began his career serving the People of Illinois in both the Illinois State Senate and the United States Senate, and dedicated his life to protecting the rights of Americans and building bridges across communities.” Illinois Senate Bill 55 was passed by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (R) on August 4, 2017.
"It's incredibly proud for Illinois that the president came from Illinois. I think it's awesome, and I think we should celebrate it," Rauner said at the time. "I don't think it should be a formal holiday with paid, forced time off, but I think it should be a day of acknowledgment and celebration." Barack Obama Day is a commemorative holiday, not a paid hoilday so government employees continue to work.
|Barack Hussein Obama's baby picture, Circa 1961-62.|
NOTE: Perry County, Alabama, declared the second Monday of November to be Barack Obama Day.Compiled by Neil Gale, Ph.D.