Illinois Lawmakers Declare October Zombie Preparedness Month

Feb 9, 2017

Lawmakers in the Illinois House want you to be ready for anything... and are declaring October "Zombie Preparedness Month" in Illinois.

Representative Chris Welch of Westchester is leading the charge against the undead, hoping it spurs families into action.

"I am told that if you are prepared for zombies, then you would be prepared to deal with a natural disaster like tornadoes, blizzards, natural disasters of any kind. You would have proper food storage. You would have identified a place you would go for shelter."
 
The measure prompted this from his colleague, Representative Will Davis.
 
"One of my concerns though is that I think the only way you can stop a zombie is you have to bash their brains in. So, does that mean I now get to bring my bow and arrow, my bat with the barbed wire on it, or for that matter, my AK-47? Is that part of being prepared for zombies?"
 
A few lawmakers weren't impressed, saying they have bigger issues to deal with such as a state budget.