Illinois Announces Manager to Lead 2 State Fairs

Springfield (AP) — Illinois Department of Agriculture officials have placed the operations of the Illinois State Fair and the DuQuoin State Fair under the same manager in a reorganization announced Friday. Agriculture Acting Director Raymond Poe named Kevin Gordon to head the new Division of Fairs & Promotional Services. Besides the state fairs, the new division headed by Gordon will include the former bureaus of Business Services and County Fairs & Horse Racing. The four bureaus formerly operated independently. The department is still looking for an assistant state fair manager in DuQuoin.