Just a few legislative items from recent weeks. As always, this was cross-posted on ChicagoREgen.
- Illinois Lt. Governor Sheila Simon unveiled on May 18 the Governor's revamped Rural Affairs Council, with a mission and membership that focuses on developing markets for local foods, improving emergency services in rural areas and other emerging rural issues. http://tristate-media.com/drr/news/local_news/article_e27f1e5e-8627-11e0-aaf6-001cc4c03286.html
- The Illinois House on May 23 approved a measure that would allow farmers market vendors to prepare foods in their home kitchens on a 97-18 vote and it heads to Gov. Pat Quinn for his consideration. http://heraldnews.suntimes.com/news/5561856-418/legislation-could-give-boost-to-farmers-markets.html