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Democrats, Republicans Have Their Day at Fair

By Bill Wheelhouse & Sean Crawford, IL Public Radio

Springfield, ILL. – It's been three decades since Democrats last controlled "Governor's Day" at the Illinois State Fair. But after winning back the governor's mansion in last year's elections, Democrats could come celebrate at the fair.

As Illinois Public Radio's Bill Wheelhouse reports, the party's success last year is bringing with it a few pains this year. To hear Bill's story, click here ----->

Republicans took their turn at the State Fair Thursday. For more than two decades, the party held the governor's office and many other top posts in state government

But the Illinois GOP has fallen on hard times, with Democrats controlling most of state government. And Republicans are now plotting their next move. To hear Illinois Public Radio's Sean Crawford report on Republican Day, click here ---->