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Union County Kicks Off Illinois’ Bicentennial Celebration

December 4, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Union County Kicks Off Illinois’ Bicentennial Celebration

Jonesboro—December 3, 2017 marks the beginning of Illinois’ 200th year as a state and the Illinois Bicentennial will be observed across Illinois over the next year.  Union County will formally join the celebration on December 8, 2017 at 11:00AM with a proclamation reading and ceremonial flag raising in front of the Union County Courthouse.

A special Illinois bicentennial flag has been provided by the State of Illinois to counties and municipalities and is to be flown either beside or below the state flag during the entire bicentennial year.  The flag will officially be raised in Union County by the Anna VFW Post 3445 color guard.

Members of the public are invited to join local officials for the event.

The Illinois Bicentennial celebration is going to include a variety of activities all over Illinois throughout the 2018 year.  Additional information is available at illinois200.com.

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