Illinois designated August 4 as ‘Barack Obama Day’ across the state on the 44th president’s birthday.
The bill was signed into law Friday by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and will start in 2018.
Illinois Senate Bill 55 passed with no votes against it, though some legislators did abstain.
Like other commemorative holidays including Adlai Stevenson Day and Ronald Reagan Day, workplaces will not close on Barack Obama Day.
Jones is the son of Emil Jones, Jr, who helped then-state Senator Obama to US Senate in 2004.
Democrats tried to make Barack Obama a legal state holiday, where schools and state offices would close and banks and businesses would be allowed to close, but wouldn’t be required to.