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Lawmakers advancing proposals quickly in short legislative session

INDIANAPOLIS | As the Indiana General Assembly nears the midpoint of its 2014 session, the Republican-controlled House and Senate this week approved scores of legislative proposals that now go to the opposite chamber for further review.

January 31, 2014 2:00 pm Related
Still casting a Spell: Broadway's 'Wicked' celebrating 10th stage anniversary with Chicago return

Still casting a Spell: Broadway's 'Wicked' celebrating 10th stage anniversary with Chicago return

Megan Gauler, 18, of Kouts remembers her first stage encounter with the witches of Broadway's record-breaking box office smash "Wicked."

October 27, 2013 7:00 am Photos

Photos

John Barenie of Griffth's 2nd Place Pumpkin in Contest at 2013 Indiana State Fair

John Barenie of Griffth's 2nd Place Pumpkin in Contest at 2013 Indiana State Fair

John Barenie of Griffth won second place with his pumpkin entry in the Giant Pumpkin Contest at 2013 Indiana State Fair.

August 15, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Indiana State Fair having a ball with Year of Popcorn

OFFBEAT: Indiana State Fair having a ball with Year of Popcorn

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 12, 2013 12:00 am
Singer Pat Boone

Singer Pat Boone

Singer Pat Boone is coming to Chicago to perform two concerts for Mother's Day Weekend 2013, with lunch shows on May 13 and 14.

February 27, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Pat Boone here for rare Mother's Day concerts

OFFBEAT: Pat Boone here for rare Mother's Day concerts

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 27, 2013 12:00 am

Indiana close to setting standards for outdoor stages

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly has approved a plan to set temporary standards for outdoor stages in the wake of the 2011 State Fair stage collapse that killed seven people and injured more than 50.

March 01, 2012 5:30 pm

Time almost up for State Fair collapse injury fund claims

INDIANAPOLIS | Victims of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse have less than two weeks left to seek funds from the charitable State Fair Relief Fund.

November 01, 2011 2:15 pm
Illinois State Fair attendance up despite weather

Illinois State Fair attendance up despite weather

Tom Jennings, director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, drives a tractor Aug. 12 at the front of the Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade in Springfield. The Illinois State Fair ran Aug. 13 through Sunday.

August 24, 2010 12:00 am
Illinois State Fair attendance up despite weather

Illinois State Fair attendance up despite weather

A large American flag is displayed Aug. 12 during the Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade in Springfield. Illinoisans endured hot and humid August weather to attend the state fair, where attendance was an estimated 5 percent higher than last year.

August 23, 2010 2:54 pm

Deep-fried sushi to lure fairgoers to exhibit

INDIANAPOLIS | Perhaps nothing captures the special relationship between Indiana and Japan as a new food item at this year's state fair: deep-fried sushi.

August 03, 2010 12:00 am

State fair horse racing more likely

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois State Fair and Du Quoin fair is more likely to have horse racing this year, a Department of Agriculture spokesman said Monday.

June 29, 2010 11:23 am
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