Sec’y of State Jesse White to Host Illinois’ U.S. Constitution and Citizenship Day Celebration


60 people from 21 countries to be sworn-in as citizens


 Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White will hold Illinois’ eighth annual U.S. Constitution and Citizenship Day Friday, September 16th at noon at the Richard J. Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., outside on the plaza, to observe and honor Constitutional freedoms and celebrate those becoming citizens of the United States of America.

The event marks the 229th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, which took place on September 17, 1787. U.S. District Court Judge Joan B. Gottschall will swear in 60 people from various countries including Belize, Brazil, Burma, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ghana, India, Iraq, Jordan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Republic of Serbia, South Korea, Sweden, Ukraine and United Kingdom.