News

Macon County Fair Takes a Time Out

Macon County Fair Takes a Time Out

This week will be the first time in nearly 160 years that there won’t be a Macon County Fair.

Instead the Macon County Fairgrounds Festival will open Tuesday night. The event will focus on music, racing and a carnival instead of classic agricultural events.

That’s because of outstanding debts and unpaid premiums from last year’s fair. The Decatur newspaper reports that festival organizers hope to earn a profit this year and make the organization solvent.

Macon County Fair Board Treasurer Teresa Wilson says organizers “still want to have a county fair that is more agricultural focused.” But she says the county needs “to get through this year first.”

Recent Headlines

in Local

Springfield Fire Captain Arrested for Wielding Gun

gun

The Menard County Sheriff's office says a Springfield Fire Department captain has been arrested for carrying a shotgun into a rural Athens home and threatening residents.

in Local

State Attorney General Warns Against Immigration Scammers

immigration reform

Lisa Madigan's office warns those applying for deportation relief to be on the lookout for scammers posing as Notarios.

in Local

Cullerton Helps Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

Tom Cullerton

HJR 91 helps returning veterans transition back to civilian life.

in Local

New Lincoln Exhibit Opens Today at Presidental Museum & Library

Lincoln Presidential Museum

New exhibit celebrates 150th anniversary of Lincoln's death and 10th anniversary of ALPLM.

in Local

Court Date Set to Determine State Retiree Healthcare Refunds

state_capitol_3

The state will refund money to about 75,000 state retirees who've been paying a portion of their pensions for health insurance.