"Obama Day" will be a holiday in Illinois once Gov. Bruce Rauner signs a recently passed bill, but that doesn't mean you will get the day off.
The measure passed Friday in the statehouse would make Aug. 4, Obama’s birthday, an honorary holiday. But it does not mean state offices, schools and other services would be closed, as they are on other legal holidays.
Gov. Rauner opposed the measure to make it a state holiday, saying it would cost too much to shut down offices during a time of tough financial constraints for the state.
Source: DNA INFO