- Associated Press - Friday, March 6, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Pumpkin pie could be the new official state pie of Illinois.

An Illinois House committee on Thursday approved legislation just before they ate homemade pumpkin pie. It now will receive a second reading in the Legislature.

State Rep. Keith Sommer, a Morton Republican, is sponsoring the proposal. He tells Lee Enterprises newspapers’ Springfield bureau (https://bit.ly/1Em0CGg ) that it’s a tribute to how much pumpkin Illinois produces. He says Illinois produces about 85 percent of consumed pumpkin in the U.S.

Sommer also says the legislation is about economic development because pumpkin is a guaranteed crop for central Illinois farmers.

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The legislation is HB208.

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Online: https://www.ilga.gov

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