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IL: Gov. Quinn Signs "Cupcake" Bill into Law

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed the so-called “cupcake bill” into law Tuesday in the kitchen of the young baker who inspired the legislation.

12-year-old Chloe Stirling of Troy was enjoying a booming home cupcake business whenshe was shut down by the local health department.

That prompted a bill allowing small ventures like hers to continue operating.

Governor Quinn applauds Chloe’s lobbying efforts.

The new law applies to home kitchen businesses making less than one thousand dollars a

They now can’t be shut down unless there is a complaint or health safety issue.