State Asking People to Buy Illinois-Made Products

By: 23 Newsroom
By: 23 Newsroom

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois residents are being urged to spend some of their grocery money on products that were made or grown in the state.

The Illinois Department of Agriculture on Monday encouraged residents to take its "Buy Illinois Pledge." It asks each household to dedicate $10 of its weekly grocery budget to Illinois products.

In a news release, the department says if every household met the challenge, more than $2.4 billion per year would go back into the Illinois economy.

The Department of Agriculture Director Bob Flider says consumers may look for logos that state "Illinois Product" or "Illinois: Where Fresh Is" to help identify items produced in the state.

The challenge is open to individuals, schools and businesses.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
23 WIFR 2523 North Meridian Road Rockford, IL. 61101 Business: 815-987-5300 Fax: 815-965-0981 News: 815-987-5330 Fax: 815-987-5333
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 265348751 - wifr.com/a?a=265348751