Illinois State Fair

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 31:  Recording artist Sammy Hagar greets attendees at the 30th annual Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center on March 31, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Sammy Hagar Gives Back

“Red Rocker” donates money to food bank during Illinois State Fair tour stop

08/15/2015

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Rauner Opens Illinois State Fair Despite Not Having Budget

Gov. 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!”

08/14/2015

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.

05/26/2014

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

04/22/2014

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.

08/17/2013

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.

08/16/2013

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.

08/15/2013

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Monday Is Senior Day At lllinois State Fair

Free admission Monday for people 60 and older.

08/10/2013

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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.

08/09/2013

Illinois State Fair Kicks Off Thursday

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

08/08/2013

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