Lawmaker Wants To End Illinois’ Official Pie

(Springfield, IL)  —  It could soon be a bad day for fluorite, the Tully Monster, and square dancing. State Senator Tom Rooney last week filed a proposal to do away with almost all of Illinois’ ‘official’ symbols. Rooney says the official mineral, official fossil, and office folk dance (among other things) distract from the importance of the state’s flag and official song. Other lawmakers see the growing list of ‘officials’ as harmless and good natured.

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