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Illinois girl gets "cupcake bill" signed into law

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TROY, Ill. -

It's sweet success for a 12-year-old Illinois girl.

Governor Pat Quinn signed "the cupcake bill" into law at the home of Chloe Stirling. She helped get the law passed after the health department shut down her home-based cupcake business for not having a business license.

The new law applies to home kitchen businesses making less than a thousand dollars a month. It says they can't be shut down unless there is a complaint or health safety issue.

"I'm happy that I'm going to be baking again and I'm happy that a lot of other home cooks can bake and sell out of homes without getting in trouble, like I did," said Chloe.

The Illinois governor says the new law opens the door to more small home-based businesses to operate with less government interference.

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