ILLINOIS STATE FAIR -- Reading means access to information than can change every life and even the world. That's why Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon's tent celebrates Illinois authors at this year's State Fair.
SPRINGFIELD -- Sleepy Creek Vineyards, in Fairmount, is with ciLiving here at the State Fair.
SPRINGFIELD -- Scott Tucker, with the Lake Springfield Marina, is with ciLiving here at the State Fair.
SPRINGFIELD -- Enjoy this photo montage of images from the Illinois State Fair.
SPRINGFIELD -- Bruce Morgenstern, with Pheasant Hollow Winery, of Whittington, in Franklin County is with ciLiving here at the State Fair.
ILLINOIS STATE FAIR -- The Antique Agricultural Expo celebrates the history of farming in Illinois through a display of historic farm equipment.
SPRINGFIELD -- Devon Falcon, with Bubba's Bacon is with ciLiving here at the State Fair.
SPRINGFIELD -- Teresa Mavis, with the Illinois Wine Experience is with ciLiving here at the State Fair.
SPRINGFIELD -- Tradition is an important part of the Illinois State Fair and one candy company has been making generations of families smile for decades.
SPRINGFIELD -- While people enjoy rides and music at the State Fair, its main focus remains agricultural education.
SPRINGFIELD -- Thursday was Republican's Day at the State Fair.
SPRINGFIELD -- On the Spot takes us to 17th Street Barbecue where ciLiving meets up with a Hall of Fame Pitmaster.
PETERSBURG -- It's the story of a couple torn between the love they share and the ideals they embrace. Theatre in the Park at Lincoln's New Salem Historic Site opens the classic musical "Pajama Game" this week.
SPRINGFIELD -- All this week, visitors are Making Memories at the State Fair.
SPRINGFIELD -- Each year the State Fair Museum selects eight winners as Illinoisans of the Day.
SPRINGFIELD -- We're getting up close with nature in Critters Uncaged in Conservation World at the State Fair with ciLiving.
SPRINGFIELD -- Musician Liz Bentley, of Quincy, is performing this week at the State Fair.
SPRINGFIELD -- Harness racing is a long-standing tradition at the State Fair.
SPRINGFIELD -- Marc Miller, director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is here with ciLiving at the State Fair.
SPRINGFIELD -- Many go to the State Fair for fun and games, but some groups take the opportunity to help spread awareness of different issues.
Update: 10:11 pm ILLINOIS -- Guess who placed the winning bid on a champion steer at the State Fair?
SPRINGFIELD -- The State Fair is finally seeing some sunshine after five straight days of rainy weather.
SPRINGFIELD -- Joe Barlow takes us behind the scenes at the State Fair cattle show.
SPRINGFIELD -- Dr. Jim Painter with Eastern Illinois University is with ciLiving here at the State Fair to give us tips on fabulous fair food.
Latest: 10:07 pm SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois State Fair celebrated "service" Monday. It honored Boys and Girl Scouts as part of Scouting Day.
SPRINGFIELD -- State Fair manager Amy Bliefnick is with ciLiving here at the State Fair, celebrating a milestone for ten years as manager.
SPRINGFIELD -- Betsy Dollar with the Springfield Art Association joins ciLiving here at the State Fair.
Update: 10:04 pm, 8/10/14, Sunday SPRINGFIELD -- The State Fair is all about fun and games, but sometimes accidents happen.
Latest: 10:12 pm, 8/8/14, Friday SPRINGFIELD -- A big crowd showed up for the official kick-off at the State Fair.
Update: 10:32 pm SPRINGFIELD -- A 92-year old State Fair tradition continued Thursday.
SPRINGFIELD -- People were disappointed the Twilight Parade was canceled at the fair Thursday night, but another program did go off without a hitch.
ILLINOIS -- The State Fair kicks off Thursday. Wednesday, all rides were reviewed to make sure they're ready to go.
Update: 10:05 pm, 7/31/14, Thursday SPRINGFIELD -- The manager of the State Fair is answering questions about being fined.
SPRINGFIELD -- Before heading back to school, families can enjoy time at the State Fair.
SPRINGFIELD -- The State Fair is just a week away, but an important project won't be finished in time.
SPRINGFIELD -- The State Fair is about three months away, but plans are already being unveiled for the big event.
ILLINOIS -- This year's Best Country Music Vocal Group is coming to the Illinois State Fair.
SPRINGFIELD -- The State Fair saw its highest attendance in more than a decade.
SPRINGFIELD -- Another Illinois State Fair is in the history books.
SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois State Fair has wrapped up. For some visitors it was their first time out. For others, it's an annual tradition.
SPRINGFIELD -- Headliners at this year's State Fair are cashing in as it shells out millions for entertainment.
SPRINGFIELD -- If you're heading to the State Fair this weekend, one way to fill your whole day without emptying your wallet, is to check all of the free entertainment.
SPRINGFIELD -- Each day during the State Fair, one person is chosen to be the Illinoisan of the Day.
SPRINGFIELD -- All week long, you've seen the various things you can do at the fair. Now, it's all about food.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state's top republicans are in the Capitol City to celebrate Republican Day at the State Fair.
SPRINGFIELD -- All week, ciLiving is at the Illinois State Fair. The big prize of the Auctioneer Bid Calling Contest is getting to sell the Grand Champion Steer at the Sale of Champions.
SPRINGFIELD -- All week, ciLiving is at the Illinois State Fair. Marla Behrends of the Midwest Dairy Association is here with more.
SPRINGFIELD -- All week, ciLiving is at the Illinois State Fair. Let's take a bite of some mini-donuts with Todd Hawkins of The Donut Family.
SPRINGFIELD -- All week, ciLiving is at the Illinois State Fair. The Illinois State Fair Museum celebrates the history of the fair.
SPRINGFIELD -- All week, ciLiving is at the Illinois State Fair. Thursday night, the Springfield School's Show Choir is taking center stage. If you're a fan of the TV show you won't want to miss a note.