SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Agriculture continues to move ahead with plans for holding the Illinois and Du Quoin state fairs this year.
Ag Director Jerry Costello says he’s feeling positive that the fairs will be held, but what that will look like remains to be seen.
Costello says they have been talking with public health officials about implementing some of the measures Major League Baseball and large event venues are using. Tickets are on sale now for concerts and carnival rides for both fairs. The State Fair runs Aug. 12 through the 22 and Du Quoin is slated for Aug. 27 through Sept. 6.