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Rauner Makes Sweet Corn Official State Vegetable in Illinois

Sweet corn joins the list of other state symbols, including popcorn as the official state snack food and square dancing as the official state dance

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    Sweet corn is now Illinois' official state vegetable.

    Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Thursday after state Sen. Sam McCann of Plainview introduced it to honor the request of a group of fourth-graders at Chatham Elementary School.

    The legislation had unanimous support.

    Sweet corn now joins the list of other state symbols, including popcorn as the official state snack food, violet as the official flower, cardinal as the official bird and square dancing as of the official state dance.

    Rauner signed the measure before he was scheduled to visit the Chatham Sweet Corn Festival. The governor has yet to act on legislation that designates pumpkin pie as the official state pie.

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