News

Foundation May Be Established to Help Fund Fairground Repairs

Foundation May Be Established to Help Fund Fairground Repairs

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

A Springfield-area state senator is pushing legislation to establish a private-public partnership to raise money for repairs at the state fairgrounds.

Andy Manar says many in the agriculture industry would get involved.

“I think what the bill would provide is a new mechanism for individuals, private entities, corporations and, businesses who are passionate about the State Fair and want to see repairs made to the fairgrounds.  It would provide a linkage or ways for those people to help out” says Menard.

The Illinois Department of Agriculture puts the estimate of back-logged maintenance at 30-million dollars.  The bill has cleared a committee and now heads to the full Senate for debate.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Durbin Disappointed in Quick Fixes for Highway Funding and Import Export Bank

Dick Durbin

Dick Durbin hopes those issues will be addressed when Congress returns in September.

in Local

Kelly Contemplates Another Run for Office

william j kelly

William Kelly has run for several offices and says the Illinois GOP has gotten away from it's values.

in Local

Hastert Closes PAC, Moves Money to Legal Defense Fund

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

Former Speaker of the House under investigation for violating banking laws and lying to the FBI.

in Local

Task Force Hopes to Help Mitsubishi and It’s Employees

mitsubishi

Task force includes Governor Rauner and Congressmen Durbin, Kirk, and Rodney Davis.

in Local

St. Clair County Sheriff Passes on U.S. House Bid

rick watson

Sheriff Rick Watson has declined a run for the house in the 12th Congressional District.