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Bill that would make Juneteenth a paid state holiday passes House, heads to Gov. J.B. Pritzker

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“I’ve been sponsoring this bill for a number of years, but when I tried to pass this previously there just wasn’t an appetite. Now, post-George Floyd, this is the time,” Ford said. “Some would say this is an African American holiday, but it’s an American holiday.”

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