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The Illinois State Fair ended its 10 day run on Sunday. The state’s big party that doubles as a celebration of agriculture was besieged with bad weather this year. Historic rains hit the fairgrounds on the first Friday of the fair and then continued rains throughout the week hampered efforts to pack the grounds with people. Veteran fair vendors said this was the worst fair they had for selling items, some said their revenues were off 50 percent from last year. The Department of Agriculture is waiting to announce attendance, this year they are going to weigh all the tickets to determine how many people attended the fair.

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