Illinois Fairgrounds Ready for Summer, Still Need Major UpdatesIllinois officials say the fairgrounds in Springfield and DuQuoin will be ready for summer state fairs, but that major updates await private fundraising and a state spending plan.
Illinois State Fair Workers Paid $1.5M for Last Year's EventThe stopgap budget that's keeping Illinois finances flowing has helped this year's Illinois State Fair workers after many were left unpaid last year.
Agency Inspects Rides, Attractions At Illinois State FairInspectors conduct around 4,000 ride inspections at parks, carnivals and fairs around Illinois each year.
Missouri Candidates for Governor Gather at State FairMost of Missouri's potential Republican candidates for governor expressed opposition Thursday to raising taxes for transportation funding, as they gathered under the same tent with other politicians to shake hands with voters at the Missouri State Fair.
Iowa State Fair Plans Butter Sculpture Of Lincoln A butter sculpture of President Abraham Lincoln will share the dairy-centric spotlight this year with the world-famous butter cow at the Iowa State Fair.
Attendance at Missouri State Fair Hits 7-year HighThe 2012 State Fair is scheduled to run Aug. 9-19.
Illinois State Fair Attendance Tops 817,000 That's a 10 percent increase from 2010.
Get Your Concert Tickets for the Illinois State FairTickets for this year's Illinois State Fair go on sale this weekend.
Funding Crisis puts Du Quoin State Fair in JeopardyIllinois' state budget mess is hampering efforts to organize this year's state fair in southern Illinois.

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