WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Local News

WJBD - Local News - Illinois State Fair Opens with Ribbon-Cutting

Illinois State Fair Opens with Ribbon-Cutting

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois State Fair is now officially open to the public. 

Gov. Pat Quinn, Illinois Department of Agriculture officials and Illinois County Fair Queen Summer Robbins of Coffeen were at the Friday morning ribbon-cutting ceremony at the state fairgrounds in Springfield.   Quinn says the fair is an important part of the Illinois economy and an opportunity for residents to have fun.  The governor joked he "eats his way" across the fairgrounds every year.

The celebration of agriculture features livestock competitions, harness racing, concerts and carnival rides. It runs through Aug. 17.

See other LocalNews news:

Plane With Possible Landing Wheel Problems Lands Safely at Centralia Municipal Airport
Car Crashes Into House on West 17th Street Road in Centralia
Salem Township Hospital Cuts Ribbon on Phase II Addition and Renovation
Centralia High Goes on Financial Watchlist; Sandoval Comes Off
Police Beat for Sunday, March 29th, 2015




Loyal Listener Club

Club Login

Follow Us At

This Site logo