WIUM Tristates Public Radio

Emphasis - August 14

Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guest is Debbie Hillman. She is co-coordinator of the Illinois Local & Organic Food & Farm Task Force.

The group spent two years developing its recommendations. Hillman talks about some of those suggestions and explains how the plan can create jobs.

The recommendations are contained in the Farm, Food and Jobs Act of 2009. The plan was approved by Illinois lawmakers. Governor Pat Quinn is expected to sign the bill during the Illinois State Fair.