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CHICAGO - The local girl behind the so-called Illinois "cupcake law" was hanging out with the Illinois governor Thursday.

Twelve-year-old Chloe Stirling got a visit from Gov. Pat Quinn at the Kendall College Culinary Camp in Chicago.

The Madison County Health Department shut down Stirling's cupcake business in January after learning she didn't have a permit or inspection. That inspired a new law that allows people like her to sell baked goods, as long as they make less than $1,000 a month.

Quinn used the occasion to announce that Illinois is seeing more tourists and to highlight the state as a premiere food destination.

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