2016 Illinois State Fair Attendance Down; Weather CitedOfficials blame flooding in the area, the heat and a power outage for the decline in attendance for the 11-day event in August.
Illinois Turns to Private Donors to Fix FairgroundsGov. Bruce Rauner put together a foundation last month to tap outside contributors for badly needed repairs to the state's fairgrounds.
Du Quoin State Fair Continues, Hopes for Fair WeatherState fair director Kevin Gordon doesn't want a repeat in Du Quoin of what fairgoers endured recently in Springfield.
Illinois Officials to Analyze Fairgrounds Flooding, DamageIllinois transportation officials said they will study ways to ease the kind of flooding that inundated the start of this year's Illinois State Fair.
Teen Girl Stabbed at Illinois State FairState police say 17-year-old female arrested after Saturday night incident
Illinois State Fair Vendors Having Hard Time After FloodingVendors say they're struggling due to the thunderstorms, flash flooding and power outages at the fair.
Heavy Rains Inundate Illinois State Fair, I-155The National Weather Service reports more than 5 inches of rain fell at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport within two hours.
Illinois Treasurer to Auction Unclaimed Items at State FairThe office plans to auction 21,500 unclaimed items including an Ernie Banks baseball card and 1997 Air Jordan shoes.
KISS to Perform at Illinois State FairThe Illinois State Fair continues to announce Grandstand acts for this summer in Springfield.
Sammy Hagar Gives Back"Red Rocker" donates money to food bank during Illinois State Fair tour stop
Rauner Opens Illinois State Fair Despite Not Having BudgetGov. Bruce Rauner, the former college football quarterback, presaged Friday's Illinois State Fair kickoff with a pep-rally cheer: "Let's have fun, let's open these gates up and celebrate with this fair. Let's go, 2015!''
Illinois State Fair Grandstand Is Getting Band-AidState budget woes prevent roof replacement at this time.

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