Do you want to support Illinois businesses? For one day, do you think you could only buy products made or grown in Illinois?

Shop Illinois Saturday, Oct. 4, is your chance to support entrepreneurs, engage with your community and boost the state’s economy.

 Main Street Illinois and the Illinois Department of Agriculture are encouraging Illinois shoppers to support state businesses.

Shop Illinois Saturday is a part of the Buy Illinois Challenge. If every Illinois household dedicated $10 of its existing weekly budget to buy Illinois products, shoppers would reinvest more than $47 million in the Illinois economy every month.

Visit the Illinois Department of Agriculture's website for more information on Shop Local Saturday, the Buy Illinois Challenge or to take the pledge to support state and local businesses.