Today is President Barack Obama's birthday, and Barack Obama Day in Illinois. In honor of his birthday and to celebrate this noted day in our state, take an hour to watch the speech he delivered at the University of Illinois in 2018.

Can't watch? You can read our summary of it.

Though it might not feel like it right now, "better is always worth fighting for," so take a break, catch your breath, and keep on fighitng the good fight.

Top image by Anna Longworth.