Schakowsky celebrates Illinois' Bicentennial

December 3, 2018
Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky released the following statement marking Illinois’ bicentennial celebration.

“It is a joy and a privilege to represent Illinois in Congress. This state welcomed my immigrant parents and grandparents and gave them the opportunity to work towards the American dream. Our great state has given countless immigrants from every corner of the globe the same opportunity to work for a better future. In Illinois and in Chicago we pride ourselves on our strength and our work – that’s why Chicago is and will always be a labor town. There are more ‘local 1s’ in Chicago than any other city. My birthday wish for Illinois is for the next 200 years to bring more opportunity, equality, and prosperity for all Illinoisans. Happy 200th birthday Illinois!”