Will Juneteenth become an Illinois state holiday?

Anna Davlantes

People demonstrate in Chicago, Friday, June 19, 2020, to mark Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating the day in 1865 that enslaved black people in Galveston, Texas, learned they had been freed from bondage, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Tandra Rutledge and Forest Park Mayor Rory Hoskins join Anna to talk about Senate Bill 1965, which would make Juneteenth a state holiday. The bill was approved by Illinois lawmakers and is now waiting for Gov. Pritzker’s signature.

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