"Food-A-Rama" concession sign at the Illinois State Fair

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April 02, 2018 - News Local/State

State Still Owes Host Cities Money For State Fairs

Planning for the Illinois State Fair is in full swing. But the state of Illinois has yet to pay all the costs for last year’s fair, and the one before.

Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti talks to Urbana Park District Executive Director Tim Bartlett during a stop at the Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center.

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March 27, 2018 - News Local/State

Urbana Park Board Seeks Applicants To Fill Vacancy

​The job pays nothing, it probably won’t make you famous, and only registered voters living in Urbana need apply. But if you’re OK with all that, you might want to consider applying for a vacant seat on the Urbana Park Board.

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July 27, 2017 - The 21st Show

Low Prices Hitting Midwest Farmers; Angry Parents And Youth Sports; Armadillos Invade Illinois

On the 21st: Many Midwest farmers say low prices for important crops are making 2017 a hard year. Plus, youth sports leagues are trying to make sure the kids - and not their parents - are the real focus of youth sports games. And, armadillos are being spotted in central Illinois - farther north than they've ever been.

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