Lawmakers took a break from some of the more serious bills in the Illinois House to discuss a proposal that would designate an official state pie.
House Bill 208, which would make pumpkin pie the official state pie, passed on Thursday, but not without some lighthearted debate.
As legislators debated giving pumpkin pie the special designation, the dessert talk got so loud Rep. Al Riley had to ask them to quiet down.
The quiet didn't last long. Legislators like Republican Rep. David Harris of Arlington Heights tossed in spoonfuls of puns.