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HB 3830, The Illinois Cooperative Act, passed out of committee last week, sponsored by Rep. Will Guzzardi, a Dill Pickle owner! This bill encourages the growth of co-ops by clarifying and modernizing state laws last updated in 1915. We need your support to get it to the Governor's desk -- ask your Representative to co-sponsor and support HB3830 and ask your Senator to keep an eye out for it and co-sponsor it once it comes to the Senate.
From the Illinois Stewardship Alliance:
"There are a number of food co-ops being proposed around the state including Springfield, Chicago, Macomb and Bloomington. Food co-ops have a long history of sourcing local food at rates far greater than conventional grocery stores, serving as engines for local food system development, offering local farmers and local food entrepreneurs appropriate marketplaces for their products. HB3830 is the product of a coalition of existing co-ops, prospective co-ops, and co-op law experts working together to develop a new modern law for co-ops in Illinois. HB3830 will make it easier for co-ops to raise capital and permit the formation of worker owned co-ops and provide better governance structure and options for co-ops. It was modeled in part after Ohio’s co-op law which is considered one of if not the best in IL.
PICKLE POTLUCKS ARE BACK, Y'ALL!
Join us on Wednesday 2/25, 6-8:30pm at The Logan Share, 2864 N Milwaukee.
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Join us this Saturday 1/24, 6-7:30pm!
Happy holidays, Pickle people!
'Tis the season to give good food and share co-op ownership!
Everybody eats! Support your co-op this season by sharing our well-sourced selection of local, organic, and fair trade goods with your folks. Pick up a gift card at the register on your next trip to the store!