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5 ILCS 490/195

    (5 ILCS 490/195)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 100-898)
    Sec. 195. Illinois Statehood Day. December 3rd of each year is designated as Illinois Statehood Day, to be observed throughout the State as a day to commemorate December 3, 1818 as the day Illinois became the 21st State to join the Union. Each year, within 10 days before Illinois Statehood Day, the Governor shall issue a proclamation announcing the recognition of Statehood Day, and designate the official events that shall be held in honor of Illinois obtaining statehood on December 3, 1818.
(Source: P.A. 100-898, eff. 1-1-19.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 100-1033)
    Sec. 195. Day of the Horse. The fifth day of March of each year shall be designated as the Day of the Horse, to be observed throughout the State as a day to encourage citizens to honor and celebrate the role of equines in the history and character of Illinois, and to recognize the benefits of the equine industry to the economy, agriculture, tourism, and quality of life in Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 100-1033, eff. 8-22-18.)