Some legislators also balked at the idea that Obama-who made IL his permanent residence in 1995 and only lived in the state for ten years full time-got his own holiday while former President Ronald Reagan-who was born in the state and lived there for 21 years-never had a day in his honor.
He served in the IL state Senate from 1997 to 2005 before joining the U.S. Senate. He served two terms as president, from January 20, 2009, until January 20, 2017.
The economy also grew by 4.1 percent in the second quarter, a high mark that hasn't been hit in five years, though one that was also hit during four quarters in which Obama was president.
During his tenure, Obama championed marriage equality, regulated against LGBTQ-based employment discrimination, and created protections for gay and transgender students.
BARACK Obama has celebrated his 57th birthday surrounded by family and friends, with wife Michelle leading the tributes to the former U.S. president. He began the first of two terms in the White House in 2009. "Happy birthday to my brother, my friend, @BarackObama". It is a commemorative holiday rather than a state holiday, meaning that schools and government workplaces will stay open. "Last week's trip to Dog Tag Bakery was no different".
4 as "Barack Obama Day" throughout the state was enacted without making the date a full-scale holiday.