It's really good to know that Cook County will be recognizing Juneteenth as an official holiday and a paid day off for county workers. Although Juneteenth is not a federal holiday, Gov. Pritzker has said that he wants to make it a state holiday. Good look.
Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who were salves in the United States. It is also know as Freedom Day and Emancipation Day and takes place on the 19th of June each year.