The band Confederate Railroad is coming to southern Illinois after all.
After the State of Illinois cancelled its performance at the Du Quoin State Fair next month because of its use of the Confederate flag and the State prohibiting using state resources to promote symbols of racism, Black Diamond Harley-Davidson in Marion will host the band.
State Fair attendance for 2017 hit just over 500-thousand and State Fair Manager Luke Sailer says he’s hoping for even more… trying to bring in guests with new attractions like the fair’s first roller coaster and dropping beer prices from $5 to $4.
Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin - each collects private donations to help run their state fairs. But despite faulty infrastructure that will cost an estimated 180 million dollars to repair ... Illinois does not.
Over 1,300 athletes will compete this Labor Day, Monday September 7th, in the first DuQuoin State fair 5K to benefit Special Olympics. In this feature Paul Melzer, the Director for Special Olympics Illinois Southern Area 15, talks about this inaugural competition.