Illinois now has an official state vegetable --- corn.
Governor Bruce Rauner signed it into law Thursday without fanfare.
However, he's scheduled to attend an annual sweet corn festival Thursday evening in Chatham, a suburb of Springfield.
Local elementary school students had promoted making sweet corn the state vegetable as a class project.
The measure's sponsor, Senator Sam McCann, a Republican from Carlinville, admitted during debate that some voters found the proposal a waste of time.