SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WLS) -- The Illinois General Assembly has voted to name a portion of Interstate 55 after a former president.
A joint resolution passed the General Assembly to designate about an 80-mile section of I-55 between the I-294 Tristate Expressway and mile marker 202 near Pontiac, Illinois as the Barack Obama Presidential Expressway.
Illinois lawmakers previously voted to make President Obama's birthday, August 4, an honorary holiday.
Section of I-55 to be named after former President Obama
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