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Foster Statement on Illinois Bicentennial

Dec 3, 2018
Press Release

Aurora, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the 200th anniversary of Illinois statehood:

“The bicentennial of our great state is an opportunity for all of us to celebrate what makes Illinois such a special place to call home and highlight its contributions to our country,” Foster said. “I am proud to represent the 11th Congressional District of Illinois and vibrant, diverse communities like Aurora, Naperville, Bolingbrook, and Joliet, made up of hardworking people who represent the best of our country. From Abraham Lincoln to Jane Addams, from Enrico Fermi to Barack Obama, the impact of Illinoisans on the great story of America is consequential and undeniable. It is an honor serving the people of Illinois in the U.S. Congress, and I am proud to join the celebration of 200 years as a state.”

Illinois became the 21st state to join the United States on December 3, 1818.