Illinois State Fair

Illinois' State Fair
9:13 am
Tue July 1, 2014

State Fair Officials: Can't Follow State Law Due To Budget Cuts

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 11:52 am

  Illinois' two state fairs did not comply with the law last year, according to a recent state audit -- and budget realities mean that'll happen again this summer.

The audit found that both the fairs in Springfield and DuQuoin overcharged entrance fees for horses.

But the Department of Agriculture says it's a consequence of the state contributing 200-thousand dollars $200,000 less toward the purse.

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Doctor Russel Dohner
2:59 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Rushville Doctor to Lead Twilight Parade

Doctor Russell Dohner seeing a patient for $5, only 3 dollars more than his price in 1955.
Credit articles.chicagotribune.com

Each year The Twilight Parade kicks off the Illinois State fair. This year the parade’s  Grand Marshal is Doctor Russell Dohner from Rushville.

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