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Move To Modify State Seal

Story by WBGZ Radio

A Springfield area lawmaker is looking to change the official state seal. The current state seal features the date August 26, 1818, which is when the first state constitution was signed. But Representative Tim Butler thinks that should be changed to December 3, 1818, when Illinois officially became a state.

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Butler is also pushing for laws declaring those anniversary dates as Illinois Constitution Day and Illinois Statehood Day.

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