Eleven-year-old Chloe Stirling of Troy is a few steps closer to reopening her cupcake business. She was shut down by the health department a few months back because she was baking from her home kitchen, but her mom Heather says changing the law would only enhance Chloe's drive.
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An Illinois senate committee approved a bill that would allow people to sell foods from their home kitchen, so long as their sales didn't' exceed $1,000 a month. The kitchens would not need to be inspected first, which is what the problem was in Chloe's situation. Under the latest proposal, the health department would only step in if there are complaints or if there's a disease breakout. The bill has already cleared the house.
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