Bill changing Illinois state flag passes committee

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Illinois’ flag is one step closer to getting a new makeover, thanks to a bill in the State Capitol.

The bill to create a commission to change the Illinois flag passed the Senate State Government Committee on Wednesday. The bill passed committee with bipartisan support.

“Illinois is a diverse state made up of rural, urban and suburban communities known for its agriculture, strong workforce, home of Abraham Lincoln and more,” Sen. Doris Turner (D-Springfield) said. “Our flag doesn’t show that. It’s time we have a flag that truly represents our state.”

The bill now heads to the Senate floor.



March 8, 2023 at 04:12PM

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