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Illinois State Fair grandstand (photo: IL Department of Agriculture)

Illinois State Fair Grandstand Is Getting Band-Aid

State budget woes prevent roof replacement at this time.


Pitbull performs at the Barclays Center on December 26, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

Illinois State Fair Theme Announced

“Making Memories” event will have performances by Pitbull, Florida Georgia Line, and more


People Flock To Illinois State Fair

Fair officials say attendance is up from last year when they had the most highly attended fair in 10 years.


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Toby Keith, Journey Get $300,000 For Illinois State Fair

Headliners at this year’s Illinois State Fair are making hundreds of thousands of dollars.


File photo of U.S. Congressman Mark Kirk (R-IL) (Getty/Frank Polich)

Sen. Mark Kirk Urges GOP to “Never Give Up”

Kirk says Republicans’ stance on fiscally conservative values will help protect Illinois from fiscal insolvency. The party comes off major losses in 2012 as well as a recent gay marriage flap.


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Monday Is Senior Day At lllinois State Fair

Free admission Monday for people 60 and older.


Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Quinn Says No Democratic Rally, Speeches at State Fair

Angry union members booed Quinn at last year’s event. He’s currently being sued by Democratic legislative leaders because he cut lawmakers’ pay. And he’s facing a primary challenge.


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Illinois State Fair Kicks Off Thursday

Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to descend on Springfield for the 160th Illinois State Fair.


Illinois State Fair Attendance Highest in 10 Years

An estimated 918,875 showed up during the eleven-day run, which ended Sunday. That compares to 815,000, the 2011 estimate.


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Grafton Residents Honored For Volunteerism

Glen & Jared McNelly restored the entrance sign to Pere Marquette State Park.



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