Illinois State Fair
“Red Rocker” donates money to food bank during Illinois State Fair tour stop
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!”
State budget woes prevent roof replacement at this time.
“Making Memories” event will have performances by Pitbull, Florida Georgia Line, and more
Fair officials say attendance is up from last year when they had the most highly attended fair in 10 years.
Headliners at this year’s Illinois State Fair are making hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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.
Free admission Monday for people 60 and older.
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.
Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to descend on Springfield for the 160th Illinois State Fair.