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Legislature Says Yes to Program to Keep Grocery Stores in High-Need Areas Afloat

STATE LAWMAKERS ARE SAYING YES TO A NEW PROGRAM THAT WILL HELP KEEP LOCAL GROCERY STORES AFLOAT. 

 

THIS IS AN INITIATIVE OF GOVERNOR JB PRITZKER’S, THAT WILL PROVIDE GRANTS TO NEW OR EXISTING GROCERY STORES IN AREAS DEEMED A “FOOD DESSERT.” THE NEED IS GREAT SAYS SENATOR DALE FOWLER OF HARRISBURG.

 

 

REPRESENTATIVE RYAN SPAIN OF PEORIA ECHOED THOSE SENTIMENTS.

 

 

EOPLE MUST BE ABLE TO ACCESS HEALTHY FOOD SAYS REPRESENTATIVE MAURICE WEST OF ROCKFORD.

 

 

THE BILL CREATING THE GRANT PROGRAM NOW AWAITS THE GOVERNOR’S SIGNATURE.

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