WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Local News

WJBD - Local News - Quinn, Rauner to March in Ill. State Fair Parade

Quinn, Rauner to March in Ill. State Fair Parade

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Candidates in the Illinois governor's race will be among those in Springfield to kick off the Illinois State Fair.

The campaigns of both Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner say the candidates will participate in the annual Twilight parade. It steps off Thursday at 6 p.m. 

Parade grand marshal is Kevin McKee, a member of the U.S.'s gold medal-winning Paralympic sled hockey team.

Carnival rides will be open Thursday evening and will have discounted ticket prices during the fair's Preview Night.

The 500-pound butter cow sculpture is also set to be unveiled at the Dairy Building on the fairgrounds Thursday afternoon.

Built from scratch each year, the cow has been an unofficial mascot of the fair since the 1920s.

This year's fair is Aug. 7-17.

See other LocalNews news:

Centralia Man Beaten and Bit By Dog During Home Invasion
Police Beat for Saturday, January 31st, 2015
Re-enactment of Lincoln's Funeral Planned In Springfield
Illinois Threatens to Withhold Funds if Districts Don't Test
Southern Illinois Cross Drew Nearly 10,000 Visitors in 2014




Loyal Listener Club

Club Login

Follow Us At

This Site logo