Rauner set towards commemorating the Illinois Bicentennial in 2018. Executive Order 2016-10, signed by the Governor today, officially creates a state Bicentennial Office and streamlines the current Bicentennial Commission; a move Butler says is key towards a successful celebration.
“The Bicentennial is a tremendous opportunity for us to tell the story of Illinois to the nation and the world,” said Butler. “Illinois is truly a crossroads for our country, blessed with an abundance of talented individuals and a wealth of natural resources that make us the envy of other states. I’ve pushed to make sure we don’t miss this opportunity to tell our story.” Read more.