The Illinois House today passed a ban on the use of artery-clogging trans fats in food served in restaurants and in school vending machines that would start in 2013.
Although many cities and counties have passed bans, if the bill passes the state Senate and Gov. Pat Quinn signs it, Illinois would be only the second state in the nation to pass such a measure. The first was California.
If it becomes law, restaurants would not be able to serve food with trans fats starting Jan. 1, 2013. The ban also would apply to vending machines in public and private schools.
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