State Rep. Tim Butler Has Bicentennial Celebration Ideas

Illinois is now starting to plan its bicentennial celebration in 2018… but there’s a wide range of possibilities for how to mark the occasion.

State Representative Tim Butler notes that 100 years ago, the state celebrated its centennial by constructing the Centennial Building downtown… now known as the Howlett Building.

While Butler isn’t necessarily calling for something like that, he says the bicentennial can be a way to promote Illinois culture and history… and maybe boost the morale of state residents after recent fiscal and political crises.

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