Betty White's hometown is in Illinois and they have decided it is time to honor the legend herself with a "Betty White Day" later this month!

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According to CBS Chicago''s website, the legendary Betty White, who passed away at the very end of 2021, will be honored by her hometown of Oak Park, Illinois on January 17th by officially establishing Betty White Day. Betty White would have been 100 years old on January, 17th 2022, and in the article, they go on to say...

"The celebration in Oak Park will be on Jan. 15, so as not to overshadow Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 17...The Village of Oak Park noted that White was born at West Suburban Hospital in 1922, and lived with her parents in an apartment on Pleasant Street and a house on North Taylor Avenue. White’s family moved to Los Angeles when she was a toddler..."

To read more about the Betty White Day celebration in Oak Park check out the rest of the article by clicking here!

I had no idea that Betty White had Illinois and Chicagoland roots, I think it is pretty cool to see the town of Oak Park do something special like this to honor her memory for what would have been her 100th birthday, but also to have the foresight as to not overshadow MLK day which happens to fall on the 17th this year. I can only imagine there will be dozens and dozens of celebrations in Betty White's honor around the 17th of January this year, but to be at the one in Oak Park where she was born would be pretty cool.

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