Well. Having NATO in town is turning out to be interesting. Including the arrest of three protestors accused of possessing bomb-making equipment—which their lawyers say is actually beer-making equipment.
All five markets will be located in areas that have limited grocery options, known as food deserts, Mayor Emanuel announced Thursday. The sites are near public transportation and will accept LINK cards.
Illinois saw an increase in the number of farmers markets accepting food stamps.Financially, that translated into a 112-percent increase in food stamp redemptions.The Midwest did better than any other region this year when it came to food stamp usage at farmers markets.Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota,
More low-income Illinois residents are using food stamps at farmers markets – a move that advocates and officials welcome.From 2009 to 2010, the value of food stamps spent at Illinois farmers markets jumped to $41,000 from $11,000, a 269 percent increase. Lt. Gov.