| Aug 8, 2014
| 1:23 PM
SPRINGFIELD — For the second year in a row, Democrat Pat Quinn decided his political party won’t hold the traditional all-out rally on Governor’s Day at the Illinois State Fair even though it’s a high-profile election year....
| Aug 9, 2014
| 4:10 PM
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...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:20 AM
Is there anything more American than the state fair?
Small-town pride. Prize-winning bulls. Proud children showing off their favorite ponies and sheep. State fairs are so American, they even have a contest for the best apple pie.
Some of us go for the...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 3:19 PM
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...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 6:22 AM
Glenview was still part of the Illinois frontier when Dr. John A. Kennicott arrived with his family in 1836.
The pioneer physician created the Grove Nursery & Garden, the region's first commercial plant nursery on about 45 acres of land, purchased for...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 12:58 PM
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&...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:07 PM
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....
| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:47 PM
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...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 2:39 PM
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...
| Aug 17, 2013
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......
| Oct 9, 2013
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....