$180M repair backlog at Springfield, Du Quoin fairgrounds
The plan states that if the backlog is allowed to go on, it will make it a growing number of hard for the centers to compete to host major events.
The State Journal-Register reports that more than a dozen roofing’s at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield need repair or replacement. The fairgrounds also require an upgrade to its above-ground electrical system and repair works on roads covered with potholes.
The Du Quoin fairgrounds require grandstand repairs, roof replacements, a fire-alarm system and life-safety enhancements.
Illinois lawmakers haven't yet settled on a method to spend for the work.