Confederate Railroad

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August 07, 2019 - 1:24 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A southern rock band whose logo features Confederate flags was booked for the DuQuoin State Fair for two months before Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s staff learned of the gig and abruptly canceled it, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Pritzker’s Agriculture...
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July 10, 2019 - 5:26 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KFTK/AP) — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker is responding to the backlash caused when Confederate Railroad was taken off the grandstand lineup for the DuQuoin State Fair. The state was concerned about Confederate imagery. Pritzker responded to those who question why Snoop Dogg is still...
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Southern rock group Confederate Railroad lead singer Danny Shirley
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July 09, 2019 - 1:10 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Country rock band Confederate Railroad has been barred from performing at an Illinois state fair because of its use of the Confederate flag, setting off a firestorm by southern Illinois fans who believe they’re under Chicago liberals’ thumb of political correctness. The...
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