Don’t laugh just yet … Her loyal fans (subjects?) might try to demand it!
Sound like a dumb idea?
Of course it does. For good reason.
That’s becuase it IS a dumb idea.
But don’t dimiss it just yet. We haven’t told you about what’s happening in Chicago.
If you think this is far fetched, look at what Illinois is considering…
Meanwhile, a bill by state Rep. Andre Thapedi, D-Chicago, would make President Barack Obama’s Aug. 4 birthday Illinois’ 13th paid state holiday.
How does that compare to paid holidays in the federal government and in the private sector?
Right now, Illinois has a dozen paid holidays.
Those are: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Lincoln’s Birthday, Washington’s Birthday (Presidents Day), Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, General Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. That’s according to the state’s Department of Central Management Services.