Illinois State Fair

Bruce Rauner, GOP candidate for Illinois governor, greets voters Thursday in Springfield. (CBS)

Rauner Courts Republican Party Leaders, Voters At State Fair

Businessman Bruce Rauner sought to mend any fences needing mending Thursday as GOP members gathered in Springfield Thursday. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine was there.

08/14/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Democrats Take Center Stage For “Governor’s Day” At State Fair

Campaign 2014 moved to the Illinois State Fair in Springfield Wednesday where Governor Pat Quinn and his fellow Democratic candidates “took off the gloves” in their battle against the GOP ticket headed by Bruce Rauner.

08/13/2014

The Exposition Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill. (Photo Credit: Illinois Department of Agriculture)

Illinois State Fair Managers Fined For Ethics Violations

A state commission has fined managers of both of Illinois’ State Fairs for ethics violations over beer tickets, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

07/28/2014

The Exposition Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill. (Photo Credit: Illinois Department of Agriculture)

Illinois State Fair Announces More Performances

The Illinois State Fair is adding more performances to its grandstand line-up — including the return of Styx and REO Speedwagon.

02/08/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Angry Union Protest Prompts Quinn To Cut Short State Fair Rally

Gov. Pat Quinn received anything but a warm welcome at the Illinois State Fair on Wednesday, when a huge crowd of union protesters booed the governor as he took the stage.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

Road Work

Work Zone Memorial Makes Appearance At State Fair

The National Work Zone Memorial has made its way to the Illinois State Fair for the fourth time, and organizers continue hoping it drives home the message of safe driving.

WBBM Newsradio–08/19/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Unions Protest Quinn On Governor’s Day At State Fair

Governor’s Day at the Illinois State Fair usually means interest groups will try to catch the governor’s ear as well as those of his supporters. This year was no exception.

WBBM Newsradio–08/17/2011

The Exposition Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill. (Photo Credit: Illinois Department of Agriculture)

Montana Gov. Joins Illinois Dems At State Fair

A voice from the West fired up Illinois Democrats on their day at the Illinois State Fair on Wednesday.

WBBM Newsradio–08/17/2011

Texting While Driving

Downstate High School Honored For Fight Against Texting And Driving

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is saluting some high school students who are getting the message out – about when not to be text messaging.

WBBM Newsradio–08/17/2011

Illinois State Fair

Illinois State Fair Kicks Off In Springfield

The carnival rides, the greasy food and the agriculture exhibits are all ready as the Illinois State Fair opens in Springfield.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2011

Dan Rutherford

Rutherford Hopes To Find Unclaimed Property Owners At State Fair

The Illinois state treasurer wants to get rid of $1.5 billion in assets, and he hopes using the State Fair will move things along.

WBBM Newsradio–08/08/2011