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State Fair Illinois News Roundup - August 11, 2023


Each Friday, we end the week with a statewide news roundup, but this week we were live at the Illinois State Fair.

Today is Ag Day and we are live at the State Fair, as we hear from reporters who share how Illinois crops will be affected by the bursts of severe weather, the debate of the upcoming federal farm bill renewal, and what to expect from Republican Day next Thursday. We began the discussion with the breaking news that the Illinois State Supreme Court upheld the semiautomatic weapons ban.


Steve Bridge 
Agri-Business Director, WFMB-AM-FM

Brenden Moore
Illinois Government and Politics Reporter, Lee Enterprises