Lawmaker introduces legislation to make pumpkin the official pie - KMOV.com

Lawmaker introduces legislation to make pumpkin the official pie of Illinois

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By PAUL J. RICHARDS By PAUL J. RICHARDS

(KMOV.com) – Republican State Representative Keith Sommer has introduced legislation to make pumpkin pie the official Illinois state pie.

Pumpkin is big business for the state, about 90 percent of the country's canned pumpkin comes from 10 central Illinois counties. Canned pumpkin is a 33 million dollar industry in Illinois.

The proposal should come up for debate next spring.

 

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