Illinois State Fair http://peoriapublicradio.org en Illinois republicans looking for candidates http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-republicans-looking-candidates <div>Illinois Republicans are still looking for candidates willing to run for some races further down the ballot next year. IPR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tony Arnold reports:</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 22:14:42 +0000 Tony Arnold 10489 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois republicans looking for candidates Kirk takes center stage at Republican rally http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/kirk-takes-center-stage-republican-rally <div>Illinois U.S. Senator Mark Kirk took center stage Thursday in Springfield for a Republican rally.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">His appearance comes nearly a year-and-a-half after he suffered a stroke.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">IPR’s Tony Arnold reports:</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p></p></div><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 22:07:15 +0000 Tony Arnold 10488 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Kirk takes center stage at Republican rally Illinois republicans come together at State Fair http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-republicans-come-together-state-fair <div>Illinois Republicans were in Springfield Thursday for a meeting of party officials this morning and an afternoon rally at the State Fair. &nbsp;As IPR's Brian Mackey reports, GOP candidates say the party needs to come together in order to have any hope of breaking the Democratic Party's dominance in Illinois:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 19:51:33 +0000 Brian Mackey 10479 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois republicans come together at State Fair Illinois Democrats meet, Madigan not present http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-democrats-meet-madigan-not-present <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois Democrats gathered in Springfield Wednesday to rally behind their candidates ahead of next year’s election.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But they met among a backdrop of party infighting, lawsuits - and without the presence of the state’s party chairman.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From Springfield - </span>IPR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tony Arnold reports:</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p></p></div><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 23:21:24 +0000 Tony Arnold 10436 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois Democrats meet, Madigan not present Food and fun as Illinois State Fair begins http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/food-and-fun-illinois-state-fair-begins <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois State Fair officially got underway Friday. IPR's Brian Mackey has more on what's happening at this year's fair:</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p></p></div><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 21:22:08 +0000 Brian Mackey 10207 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Food and fun as Illinois State Fair begins Illinois State Fair kicks off Thursday http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-state-fair-kicks-thursday <div>The Illinois State Fair kicks off in Springfield on Thursday and runs until the 18th. Illinois Public Radio's Peter Gray recently caught up with fair officials to learn more about what's new this year, including special tickets that allow concert-goers to get closer to performances by bands like REO Speedwagon and Journey. Plus, a smart-phone application that helps fair-goers find their way to their favorite fried foods and activities. Peter recently spoke with IPR's Rachel Otwell about all that, and more:</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 11:15:56 +0000 Peter Gray & Rachel Otwell 10037 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois State Fair kicks off Thursday