SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- They are not quite groceries, but Illinois roads could soon be serving up dinner ingredients as a result of a bill that would allow some citizens to pick up road kill.
Under the bill, people with proper permits could retrieve certain in-season, furry mammals killed by motorists. People could do whatever they please with the carcasses, whether it's skin them for their hides or add them to a rustic stew.
The bill passed Thursday in the Senate without opposition. It now heads to Gov. Pat Quinn's desk.
Supporters say it will cut spending because enabling ordinary citizens to keep the unfortunate animals would require fewer employees for road kill cleanup.
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