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  • Quarantine over after equine herpes scare at Illinois State Fair negative

    Quarantine over after equine herpes scare at Illinois State Fair negative
    A precautionary quarantine affecting 33 horses at the Illinois State Fair is over after a racehorse which exhibited signs of possible equine herpes virus tested negative for the disease, fair officials announced late Saturday.   The 33 horses were...
  • State fair managers punished in free beer ticket scandal

    State fair managers punished in free beer ticket scandal
    SPRINGFIELD — A scandal over free beer tickets at state fairs in Springfield and DuQuoin has led to fines and disciplinary action against two top officials — one of whom is now out of his government job. The most severe punishment went to...
  • Quinn cancels Democratic rally at State Fair

    Quinn cancels Democratic rally at State Fair
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn is tossing aside the decades-old tradition of Democrats throwing a political rally at the Illinois State Fair, but he denies that’s because Democrats are in disarray, he got booed heavily last year or that he&...
  • Quinn, Daley spar at Democratic breakfast

    Quinn, Daley spar at Democratic breakfast
    SPRINGFIELD — The two Democrats running for governor squared off for the first time Wednesday, with challenger Bill Daley contending the party will lose the office if he's not the nominee next year and Gov. Pat Quinn vowing to defeat all comers....
  • Republican governor candidates make pitches at State Fair

    Republican governor candidates make pitches at State Fair
    SPRINGFIELD -- Out-of-power Republicans rolled out four candidates for governor at an Illinois State Fair rally Thursday that focused on regaining relevance by taking back the state's top job. The contenders come with resumes as varied as the flavors of...
  • Dining: Beat brunch bordeom

    Dining: Beat brunch bordeom
    Consider brunch. As far as meals go, it has certainly proved to be a versatile little sucker, a real workhorse, able to adapt to almost anything you can throw at it. It’s been classed up with oysters and Champagne. It ’s been roughed up with...
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • O Rauner, where art thou?

     
    From Rick Pearson's story this morning: While comfortable ripping the governor for a “lack of leadership,” Rauner acknowledged he didn’t know enough about the (Archer Daniels Midland) tax break request to say whether he would approve it....
  • Illinois State Fair opens with food, fun and politics

    Illinois State Fair opens with food, fun and politics
    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois State Fair opened today, and the politicians aren’t depending on rallies next week to strut their stuff at the state’s biggest combination of cattle, candy and food concoctions that our mothers wouldn't...
  • Quinn goes after gambling bill at state fair

    Quinn goes after gambling bill at state fair
    SPRINGFIELD--Gov. Pat Quinn opened a day of Democratic politicking at the Illinois State Fair today by criticizing legislation that allows slot machines at the fairground racetrack. Quinn also expressed deep reservations  about putting slot machines at...
  • Illinois Republicans dream big at state fair rally

    Illinois Republicans dream big at state fair rally
    Illinois Republicans dreamed big during a rally at the Illinois State Fair today, predicting the shaky economy that haunts Democratic President Barack Obama will turn into GOP success at the polls in 2012. GOP leaders talked about putting Illinois "in...