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    (5 ILCS 490/1) (from Ch. 1, par. 3051‑1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the State Commemorative Dates Act.
(Source: P.A. 87‑272.)

    (5 ILCS 490/2)
    Sec. 2. Ronald Reagan Day. February 6th of each year is designated as Ronald Reagan Day, to be observed throughout the State as a day set apart to honor the 40th President of the United States of America who came from humble beginnings in Illinois and worked throughout his life serving the cause of freedom and advancing the public good.
(Source: P.A. 92‑584, eff. 6‑26‑02.)

    (5 ILCS 490/5) (from Ch. 1, par. 3051‑5)
    Sec. 5. American History Month. The month of February of each year is designated as American History Month to be observed throughout the State as a month set apart to promote the study of American history.
(Source: P.A. 87‑272.)

    (5 ILCS 490/10) (from Ch. 1, par. 3051‑10)
    Sec. 10. Arbor and Bird Day. The last Friday in April of each year is designated as Arbor and Bird Day to be observed throughout the State as a day for planting trees, shrubs, and vines about the homes and along the highways and about public grounds within this State and for holding appropriate exercises in the public schools and elsewhere to show the value of trees and birds and the necessity of their protection, thus contributing to the comforts and attractions of our State.
(Source: P.A. 87‑272.)

    (5 ILCS 490/15) (from Ch. 1, par. 3051‑15)
    Sec. 15. Casimir Pulaski Holiday. The first Monday in March of each year is a holiday to be observed throughout the State and to be known as the birthday of Casimir Pulaski. Within 10 days before the first Monday in March of each year, the Governor shall issue a proclamation announcing the holiday and designating the official events that shall be held in honor of the memory of Casimir Pulaski and his contribution to American independence.
(Source: P.A. 87‑272.)

    (5 ILCS 490/20) (from Ch. 1, par. 3051‑20)
    Sec. 20. Chaplains Day.
    (a) Chaplains far from home in places scattered throughout the world give comfort and solace to Americans wherever they may be found; therefore, it is fitting and proper that America's and Illinois' Chaplains be officially recognized for their valuable and inspiring services.
    (b) The first Sunday in May of each year is designated Chaplain's Day to be observed throughout the State as a day set apart in the honor and remembrance of Chaplains.
(Source: P.A. 87‑272.)

    (5 ILCS 490/25) (from Ch. 1, par. 3051‑25)
    Sec. 25. Citizenship Day. The Governor shall annually designate by official proclamation the third Sunday in May to be designated as Citizenship Day to be observed throughout the State as a day for the purpose of holding appropriate ceremonies in the various communities of the State for the preparation as citizens of persons who during the last 12 months have reached the age of 18 years. The ceremonies shall emphasize the responsibilities attached to the rights and privileges of citizenship.
(Source: P.A. 87‑272.)

    (5 ILCS 490/30) (from Ch. 1, par. 3051‑30)
    Sec. 30. Coal Miners Day. November 13th of each year is designated as Coal Miners Memorial Day to be observed throughout the State as a day set apart for appropriate ceremonies in honor and remembrance of the coal miners of Illinois who have given their lives while laboring in the mines for the welfare of their families and the prosperity of this State.
(Source: P.A. 87‑272.)

    (5 ILCS 490/31)
    Sec. 31. Great Grandparents Day. The first Sunday after Labor Day of each year is designated as Great Grandparents Day to encourage the citizens of Illinois to honor and celebrate great grandparents throughout the State.
(Source: P.A. 93‑731, eff. 1‑1‑05.)

    (5 ILCS 490/35) (from Ch. 1, par. 3051‑35)
    Sec. 35. Columbus Day. The second Monday in October of each year shall be a holiday to be known as Christopher Columbus Day and to be observed throughout the State as a day to hold appropriate ceremonies and exercises in commemoration of the discoverer of the New World and his discovery of October 12, 1492.
(Source: P.A. 87‑272.)

    (5 ILCS 490/40) (from Ch. 1, par. 3051‑40)
    Sec. 40. Fathers Day. The third Sunday in June of each year is designated as Fathers Day to be observed throughout the State as a day set apart in the honor and remembrance of Fathers.
(Source: P.A. 87‑272.)

    (5 ILCS 490/45) (from Ch. 1, par. 3051‑45)
    Sec. 45. Flag Day. June 14, commonly known as Flag Day, is established as a day to be observed with fitting patriotic exercises in schools, colleges, universities, societies, clubs, and other organizations. On that day the Flag of the United States of America shall be appropriately displayed on all public buildings within the State of Illinois. It is also fitting that, as a symbol of the guarantee of the sanctity of the home, the flag be displayed from every home on that day and that, as a symbol of the guarantee of freedom of worship, public recognition be made in all places of worship on June 14th or on the Sunday preceding.
(Source: P.A. 87‑272.)

    (5 ILCS 490/50)(from Ch. 1, par. 3051‑50)
    Sec. 50. Gold Star Mothers Day. The Governor shall annually designate by official proclamation the last Sunday in September as Gold Star Mothers' Day to be observed throughout the State as a day to honor and commemorate the mothers of men and women who gave their lives while serving with the armed forces of the United States in time of war or during a period of hostilities.
(Source: P.A. 96‑521, eff. 1‑1‑10.)

    (5 ILCS 490/55) (from Ch. 1, par. 3051‑55)
    Sec. 55. Grandmothers Day. The second Sunday in October of each year is designated as Grandmothers Day to be observed throughout the State as a day set apart in the honor and remembrance of grandmothers.
(Source: P.A. 87‑272.)

    (5 ILCS 490/60) (from Ch. 1, par. 3051‑60)
    Sec. 60. Lincoln's Birthday. The twelfth day of February of each year shall be a legal holiday to be known as Lincoln's Birthday to be observed as a day on which to hold appropriate exercises in commemoration of our illustrious President. When February twelfth shall fall on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be held and considered the holiday.
(Source: P.A. 87‑272.)

    (5 ILCS 490/63)
    Sec. 63. Juneteenth National Freedom Day. The third Saturday in June of each year is designated as Juneteenth National Freedom Day to commemorate the abolition of slavery throughout the United States and its territories in 1865. Juneteenth National Freedom Day may be observed with suitable observances and exercises by civic groups and the public, and citizens of the State are urged to reflect on the suffering endured by early African‑Americans and to celebrate the unique freedom and equality enjoyed by all State citizens today.
(Source: P.A. 93‑550, eff. 1‑1‑04.)

    (5 ILCS 490/65) (from Ch. 1, par. 3051‑65)
    Sec. 65. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday. The third Monday in January of each year is a holiday to be observed throughout the State and to be known as the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Within 10 days before the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in each year the Governor shall issue a proclamation announcing the holiday and designating the official events that shall be held in honor of the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his contributions to this nation.
(Source: P.A. 87‑272.)

    (5 ILCS 490/70) (from Ch. 1, par. 3051‑70)
    Sec. 70. Mothers Day. The second Sunday in May of each year is designated as Mothers Day to be observed throughout the State as a day set apart in the honor and remembrance of Mothers.
(Source: P.A. 87‑272.)

    (5 ILCS 490/71)
    Sec. 71. Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. December 7th of each year is designated as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day to be observed throughout the State as a day set apart for appropriate ceremonies in honor and remembrance of the veterans who served so valiantly at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
(Source: P.A. 89‑324, eff. 8‑13‑95.)

    (5 ILCS 490/75) (from Ch. 1, par. 3051‑75)
    Sec. 75. Prairie Week. The third full week of September is designated as Illinois Prairie Week to be observed throughout the State as a week for holding appropriate events and observances in the public schools and elsewhere to demonstrate the value of preserving and reestablishing native Illinois prairies.
(Source: P.A. 87‑272.)

    (5 ILCS 490/80) (from Ch. 1, par. 3051‑80)
    Sec. 80. Retired Teachers' Week.
    (a) The progress of this State, this nation, and in fact all civilization is due to the passing on of knowledge from one generation to the next. The burden of the transmittal and expansion of this body of knowledge has historically been borne by our teachers. The teachers of this State have tirelessly and selflessly taken on the noble and sacred trust of educating and training our children. The State of Illinois is proud to be the home of many teachers who have retired after spending most of their lives rendering this priceless service. The State of Illinois, in appreciation of this service, bestows upon the retired teachers of the State the recognition and honor they deserve.
    (b) The fourth week of May of each year is designated as Retired Teachers' Week. The Governor may annually issue a proclamation designating the fourth week of May as Retired Teachers' Week and calling upon public schools and citizens of the State to observe the occasion and honor the retired teachers of the State.
(Source: P.A. 87‑272.)

    (5 ILCS 490/83)
    Sec. 83. Alzheimer's Awareness Month. The month of November of each year is designated as Alzheimer's Awareness Month to be observed throughout the State as a month set apart to promote advocacy activities and the study of Alzheimer's Disease and to honor those whose lives have been impacted by Alzheimer's. The Governor may annually issue a proclamation designating November as Alzheimer's Awareness Month and calling upon the citizens of the State to promote awareness of Alzheimer's Disease.
(Source: P.A. 94‑443, eff. 1‑1‑06.)

    (5 ILCS 490/85) (from Ch. 1, par. 3051‑85)
    Sec. 85. Senior Citizens Day. The third Sunday in May of each year is designated as Senior Citizens Day to be observed throughout the State as a day to honor and remember senior citizens.
(Source: P.A. 87‑272.)

    (5 ILCS 490/86)
    Sec. 86. September 11th Day of Remembrance. September 11th of each year is designated as September 11th Day of Remembrance to be observed throughout the State as a day set apart in honor and remembrance of the persons killed and injured in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
(Source: P.A. 92‑704, eff. 7‑19‑02.)

    (5 ILCS 490/88)
    Sec. 88. Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. September of each year is designated as Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month.
(Source: P.A. 95‑44, eff. 8‑10‑07.)

    (5 ILCS 490/90)(from Ch. 1, par. 3051‑90)
    Sec. 90. Veterans Day. The eleventh day of November of each year shall be a holiday to be known as Veterans Day and to be observed throughout the State as a day to hold appropriate exercises in commemoration of the victory of the United States Army, the United States Navy, the United States Air Force, the United States Marines, the United States Coast Guard, and the United States Merchant Marines in all wars.
(Source: P.A. 96‑92, eff. 7‑27‑09.)

    (5 ILCS 490/95) (from Ch. 1, par. 3051‑95)
    Sec. 95. Viet Nam War Veterans Day. The 29th day of March of each year is designated a commemorative holiday to be known as Viet Nam War Veterans Day and to be observed throughout the State as a day in honor and remembrance of the men and women of this Nation who served so valiantly in the cause of freedom.
(Source: P.A. 87‑272.)

    (5 ILCS 490/100)
    Sec. 100. Korean War Armistice Day. The 27th day of July of each year is designated Korean War Armistice Day to be observed throughout the State as a day to honor and remember the men and women of this State who served so valiantly in the cause of freedom.
(Source: P.A. 90‑752, eff. 8‑14‑98.)

    (5 ILCS 490/105)
    Sec. 105. POW/MIA Recognition Day. The third Friday of September in each year is designated as POW/MIA Recognition Day to be observed throughout the State as a day in honor and remembrance of the men and women of this State who were recognized as POWs or MIAs while serving with the armed forces of the United States in a time of war or during a period of hostilities.
(Source: P.A. 90‑752, eff. 8‑14‑98.)

    (5 ILCS 490/110)
    Sec. 110. Day of Prayer in Illinois. The first Thursday in May of each year is designated as a Day of Prayer in Illinois, and the citizens of Illinois are urged to observe the day in ways appropriate to its importance and significance.
(Source: P.A. 91‑320, eff. 7‑29‑99.)

    (5 ILCS 490/115)
    Sec. 115. Jane Addams Day. December 10 of each year is designated as Jane Addams Day, to be observed throughout the State as a day to remember her and teach about her great accomplishments, compassion, and social conscience.
(Source: P.A. 94‑796, eff. 1‑1‑07.)

    (5 ILCS 490/120)
    Sec. 120. Women's Heart Disease Awareness Month. February of each year is designated as Women's Heart Disease Awareness Month, to be observed throughout the State as a month to promote the awareness of women's heart disease.
(Source: P.A. 95‑774, eff. 1‑1‑09.)

    (5 ILCS 490/125)
    Sec. 125. Parkinson's Awareness Month. April of each year is designated as Parkinson's Awareness Month, to be observed throughout the State as a month to promote the awareness of Parkinson's disease.
(Source: P.A. 96‑375, eff. 1‑1‑10; 96‑1000, eff. 7‑2‑10.)

    (5 ILCS 490/130)
    Sec. 130. Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. The month of September of each year is designated as Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month to be observed throughout the State as a month set apart to promote advocacy activities and the study of ovarian and prostate cancer and to honor those whose lives have been impacted by the disease. The Governor may annually issue a proclamation designating September as Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and calling upon the citizens of the State to promote awareness of ovarian and prostate cancer.
(Source: P.A. 96‑396, eff. 1‑1‑10; 96‑1000, eff. 7‑2‑10.)

    (5 ILCS 490/135)
    Sec. 135. Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month. September of each year is designated as Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month, to be observed throughout the State as a month to promote the awareness of brain aneurysm prevention and treatment.
(Source: P.A. 96‑463, eff. 1‑1‑10; 96‑1000, eff. 7‑2‑10.)

    (5 ILCS 490/140)
    Sec. 140. Children's Day (El Dia de los Ninos). The second Sunday in June each year is a holiday to be known as Children's Day (El Dia de los Ninos). Children's Day is to be observed throughout the State as a day to recognize and acknowledge the lives of all children and to pledge our dedication to their future and ours.
(Source: P.A. 96‑465, eff. 1‑1‑10; 96‑1000, eff. 7‑2‑10.)

    (5 ILCS 490/145)
    Sec. 145. Peace Officers Memorial Day; National Peace Officers Memorial Day.
    (a) The first Thursday in May of each year is designated Peace Officers Memorial Day in Illinois. Peace Officers Memorial Day shall be observed throughout the State by the citizens of Illinois with civic remembrances of the sacrifices made on their behalf by the peace officers of Illinois, especially the ultimate sacrifice given by those officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
    (b) May 15th of each year is recognized in Illinois as National Peace Officers Memorial Day, to be observed throughout the State in coordination with the citizens of the United States with respect and gratitude for the service to America given by peace officers across the nation.
(Source: P.A. 96‑518, eff. 1‑1‑10; 96‑1000, eff. 7‑2‑10.)

    (5 ILCS 490/150)
    Sec. 150. Adlai Stevenson Day. February 5 of each year is designated as Adlai Stevenson Day, to be observed throughout the State as a day to remember and honor the legacy of public service of Adlai Stevenson II (1900‑1965), Governor of Illinois and United States Ambassador to the United Nations.
(Source: P.A. 96‑559, eff. 1‑1‑10; 96‑1000, eff. 7‑2‑10.)

    (5 ILCS 490/205) (from Ch. 1, par. 3051‑205)
    Sec. 205. Prior law.
    (a) A provision of this Act that is the same or substantially the same as a prior law shall be construed as a continuation of the prior law and not as a new or different law.
    (b) A citation in another Act to an Act or to a Section of an Act that is continued in this Act shall be construed to be a citation to that continued provision in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 87‑272.)

    (5 ILCS 490/210) (from Ch. 1, par. 3051‑210)
    Sec. 210. Other Acts of the 87th General Assembly. If any other Act of the 87th General Assembly changes, adds, or repeals a provision of prior law that is continued in this Act, then that change, addition, or repeal in the other Act shall be construed together with this Act.
(Source: P.A. 87‑272.)

    (5 ILCS 490/215) (from Ch. 1, par. 3051‑215)
    Sec. 215. Matters of form.
    (a) The parenthetic citation before a Section in the form "(from Ch. XX, par. XX)" (i) is an informational reference to the prior law from which the Section is derived and (ii) is not part of the text of the law.
    (b) In the text of a Section, (i) matter that is stricken indicates a deletion from the prior law and (ii) matter that is underscored indicates an addition to the prior law.
    (c) The parenthetic citation after a Section in the form "(Source: Laws 19XX, p. XX)" or "(Source: P.A. XX‑XXX)" (i) is an informational reference to the most recent sources of the continued text in the Session Laws of Illinois and (ii) is not part of the text of the law.
(Source: P.A. 87‑272.)

    (5 ILCS 490/220) (from Ch. 1, par. 3051‑220)
    Sec. 220. Home rule; mandates. Nothing in this Act as initially enacted (i) is a denial or limitation on home rule powers where no denial or limitation existed under prior law or (ii) creates a State mandate under the State Mandates Act where no mandate existed under prior law.
(Source: P.A. 87‑272.)

    (5 ILCS 490/225) (from Ch. 1, par. 3051‑225)
    Sec. 225. Repeals.
    (a) The following Acts or parts of Acts are repealed:
        The American History Month Act.
        The Arbor and Bird Day Act.
        The Casimir Pulaski Holiday Act.
        The Columbus Holiday Act.
        The Citizenship Day Act.
        The Mothers Day and Fathers Day Act.
        The Flag Day Act.