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September 10, 2016

The (Springfield) State Journal-Register

Time for a shot in arm for Illinois State Fair

A corn dog and a lemon shake-up. A few thrill rides or maybe a leisurely trip on the Sky Glider. Getting up close and personal with farm animals, and of course, a swing by the Dairy Building to check out the butter cow.

There are many nostalgic pleasures associated with the Illinois State Fair — but the venerable tradition appears to need a modern shot in the arm.

It's been three weeks since the fair ended, but as yet, officials say they don't know how many people attended.

Spokeswoman Rebecca Clark attributed that delay to the fact...