Illinoisans asked to take buy local pledge

Illinois residents are being asked to pledge a portion of their weekly food budgets for the purchase of state-grown and made products.

“We aren’t asking consumers to dedicate new money towards this initiative. We’re simply encouraging them to shift their purchases to buy Illinois-made products,” said Gov. Pat Quinn in a statement released by the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA).

The Buy Illinois Pledge asks households to dedicate $10 of their weekly grocery budget

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