Keep the nutcracker out all year ’round to enjoy Illinois’ state nut…
Illinois lawmakers almost unanimously agreed to name the black walnut as the state’s official nut.
The Illinois House votes to pass @sharonchungIL’s legislation designating the black walnut as the official state nut of Illinois. It’s her first bill.— Brenden Moore (@brendenmoore13) March 22, 2023
“This is nuts,” @BenSzalinski, sitting next to me in the press box, says. #twill pic.twitter.com/4pPU0EHWCL
The nut joins recent fellow official appointees like the Official State Snake: the eastern milksnake, and the Official State Rock: dolostone.
Source: NBC Chicago