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State Fairgrounds Repairs Are Ongoing

State Fairgrounds Repairs Are Ongoing

The “honey-do” list at the Illinois State Fairgrounds is growing faster than the Illinois Department of Agriculture can keep up with it.

Flider says the fairgrounds has undergone $6.7 million in electrical repairs since 2006.

The State Fair is not the only Illinois tourist attraction which is squeezed for funds. The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency is examining which corners to cut after summer’s over.

“We won’t have any closures, we will just be reducing our hours,” says IHPA director Amy Martin, adding her department did not get the budget it wanted. “We really hope to work with the legislature in January to possibly restore our budget.”

This is not the first time IHPA has had to make cuts. Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich closed many sites shortly before he was impeached and removed from office.

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