New Plaque in Illinois House Commemorates Obama 2016 Speech

Feb 14, 2018

There's a new plaque at the state capitol in Springfield commemorating President Barack Obama's 2016 speech to lawmakers in the Illinois House.

The marker hangs behind the speaker's podium that Obama used to give the address in February 2016. The then-president asked lawmakers to set aside partisan differences and work to end Illinois' long budget impasse. Illinois lawmakers approved a budget last summer.

The black-and-gold plaque includes Obama's signature, a quote from Obama and the state seal.