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Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:01 am
 I’m not sure why, but the surprise appearance by former Gov. Jim Edgar at the Illinois State Fair’s Republican Day last week didn’t generate much media coverage. Despite the fact that Edga...
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 01:39 pm

Five reasons to love and hate the Illinios State Fair

Five reasons to love and hate the Illinois State Fair....
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:01 am
 The large and looming presence of the Illinois State Fair continues shadowing all our entertainment choices for the upcoming weekend. As the fair winds down on Sunday, live music rules the roost...
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:01 am
It’s that time of year again. The Illinois State Fair will be held Aug. 7-17. The Twilight Parade starts at 6 p.m. on Aug. 7. Great days for families are Friday, Aug. 15, which is Futures for Kids D...
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:01 am
The Illinois State Fair cannot be denied. When the corn dogs and lemon shake-ups hit town, Springfield becomes a different place. Hotels are at capacity, bars can stay open until 3 a.m. and restaurant...
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:01 am
It was the lodestone of my childhood summers. The Illinois State Fair was something I looked forward to almost as soon as the previous year’s fair ended. But after our annual Fourth of July picnic,...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:01 am
 You simply cannot understand the great joy that I and others of my age feel about the wonderful collection of warm weather, downtown music festivals now available for public consumption. We fond...
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 12:01 am
 Local artist Stan Squires offers limited edition prints of three Springfield landmarks through March 31 as a fundraiser for the Salvation Army. Half of the proceeds go to the nonprofit. The illu...
Thursday, April 4, 2013 11:04 am
If last Monday someone tried to pull an April Fool’s joke on me by talking about the quality and variety of upcoming live music this month, I think I’d wholeheartedly felt foolish and fell...
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 11:16 pm
Platinum-selling Vancouver four-man rock band Theory of a Deadman and Las Vegas quartet Adelitas Way open for rock giants Creed, Thursday, Aug. 16 at the Illinois State Fair Grandstand. Creed’s ...

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