05012018CM0257 r A measure sponsored by State Senator Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines) to support local products made in Illinois advanced out of the Senate today.

“Illinois businesses have produced many incredible products that should be promoted,” Murphy said. “We need to make sure Illinoisans know about the services and products available to them right in their backyards.”

House Bill 1023 extends the sunset of the Support Your Neighbor Commission within the Department of Central management until Jan. 31, 2019. This commission works to increase the sale of Illinois and American-made products.

The commission is composed of representatives from labor organizations, business groups and affected industries. It has 12 members and is housed within Central Management Services. Commissioners would do work pro bono.

House Bill 1023 now moves to the governor’s desk.

“I hope the governor will quickly sign this legislation so that the commission can get to work on promoting Illinois-made products,” Murphy said.

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