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State to put $20 million toward grants for grocers, research into food insecurity: New law aims to alleviate ‘food deserts’ throughout the state

Rep. Mary Beth Canty, D-Arlington Heights, is pictured during House floor debate. She was the lead sponsor of a bill signed Friday by Gov. J.B. Pritzker to create a grant program for grocers. (Capitol News Illinois photo by Jerry Nowicki)
By ANDREW ADAMSCapitol News Communities across Illinois that lack access to nearby stores that sell high quality food may soon see that change. Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed […]
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