Juneteenth got another boost Thursday when the Cook County Commission voted to make the observance of African American emancipation a county holiday. Flossmoor officials recently announced support for a local Juneteenth parade and festival in 2021 that will be organized by You Matter 2, a local youth empowerment organization.
Cook is the first county in the state to grant Juneteenth that status. The commission's vote means Juneteenth will be a paid holiday for county staff.
Donna Miller, 6th District commissioner and co-sponsor of the measure, said she hoped the move would encourage other . . .
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