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