Last Thursday the Illinois House approved a measure that makes October "Zombie Preparedness Month" in Illinois. Seriously, I can't make this stuff up. Yet, we still don't have a State budget. Awesome, right?

Perhaps I am a little salty on this whole "Zombie Preparedness" thing, because I am not a part of the whole zombie craze. I have never seen "The Walking Dead", basically because I am a baby. Me and the scary, undead stuff don't get along. That being said, I will give the state House a little bit of credit for coming up with a way to get Illinois citizens to prepare for natural disasters, because that is what they say is the driving force behind "Zombie Preparedness Month". According to the Chicago Tribune;

Despite the name, lawmakers aren't actually gearing up for a real zombie apocalypse. The measure instead encourages people to learn more about natural disasters and ensure they have emergency supplies that could last up to 72 hours.

Apparently they feel attaching the word "zombie" to the movement will gather people's attention, and they are probably right.

You can read the whole text of the House resolution here, but I will say this is my favorite part of the HR0030 from the Illinois House Assembly;

If the citizens of Illinois are prepared for zombies, than they are prepared for any natural disaster; while a Zombie Apocalypse may never happen, the preparation for such an event is the same as for any natural disaster

But yet, we still don't have a state budget. SMH.


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