Springfield encouraged residents to take its “Buy Illinois Pledge,” to dedicate $10 of its weekly grocery budget to Illinois products, which they claim would put more than $2.4 billion per year would go back into the Illinois economy.

Comment: Oldest and dumbest idea around. If it catches on, other states do the same, which makes us all worse off.

http://www.nwherald.com/2014/07/01/state-wants-people-to-buy-illinois-made-products/ajscuq8/