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It's official, youth is being served at the Illinois State Fair. 25-year-old Luke Sailer has made a strong impression since joining the Illinois Department of Agriculture and now the Carmi native has been named the new State Fair Manager on a permanent basis. Sailer has learned the finer points of the job, including realizing you can't wait to book or promote concerts.

He's the fourth man to hold that title in three years. He has served in an interim capacity since Kevin Gordon announced his retirement and previously served as assistant state fair manager.

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