News Around Illinois – May 22, 2020

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Pritzker Says No Decision Yet On Holding State Fairs This Summer SPRINGFIELD – Governor J.B. Pritzker says no decision has been made yet on whether Illinois’ two state fairs can be held safely this summer. Illinois’ two fairs are scheduled for later in the summer: August 13-23 for the Illinois State Fair in Springfield and […]

News Around Illinois – April 16, 2020

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COVID-19 Cases Top 24,000; Deaths Top 900 In Illinois CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,346 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state Wednesday, for a total of 24,593 cases. The number of deaths from COVID-19 in Illinois now stands at 948. At his daily news conference, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said […]

Toby Keith Tops 1st Round Of Acts For Illinois State Fair

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SPRINGFIELD — Country music star Toby Keith will hit the grandstand at the Illinois State Fair this summer, officials announced last week. The multi-platinum-selling singer will bring his “Country Comes to Town” tour to the capital city Aug. 16, toting hits such as “How Do You Like Me Now?” and “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” following […]

News Around Illinois – December 23, 2019

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Rantoul To Vote Monday Night On Sports Complex RANTOUL – The Rantoul Village Board is holding a special meeting Monday night, where they’ll vote on an agreement to acquire land for a 65-acre outdoor sports complex. The resolution calls for the village to lease the site south of the Rantoul Walmart for the first six […]