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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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July 09, 2019 - 4:57 pm
(KFTK) - Governor Pritzker dropped the Confederate Railroad band from playing at the Illinois State Fair. A spokeswoman for Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Emily Bittner, said Tuesday that the administration prohibits using state resources "to promote symbols of racism." Related: Illinois cancels band from...
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