Tuesday, December 5, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
Featured image: State Rep. Welch, State Sen. Lightford, Mayor Thompson and Commissioner Boykin point toward the Illinois Bicentennial flag raised over Broadview’s village hall on Dec. 4. | Rep. Welch/Facebook
Residents and elected officials converged on Broadview’s Village Hall, 2350 S. 25th Ave., on Dec. 4 to raise the official Illinois Bicentennial flag in the run-up to the state’s 200th year of statehood next year.
Broadview was among many communities across the state that held flag-raising ceremonies outside of their primary municipal buildings to kickoff a yearlong celebration of the bicentennial.
Broadview Mayor Katrina Thompson, along with state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (7th), Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st) and state Sen. Kimberly Lightford (4th) were in attendance.
Thompson read a proclamation that the village of Broadview’s Board of Trustees approved last month.
“[The] Illinois Bicentennial will remind us all that everyday in Illinois, amazing things are born, built [and] grown,” and “will honor the many ways that Illinois has influenced American history, achievement, culture, innovation and more,” part of the proclamation read.
For more info on the Illinois Bicentennial, click here.
The Illinois Bicentennial flag was raised over Broadview Village Hall on Dec. 4. | Rep. Welch/Facebook
Broadview Mayor Katrina Thompson reads a proclamation in honor of the Illinois Bicentennial celebration