Special Report: How are fairs surviving?

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record
Joel Wynkoop, left, rides with Camp Kidz counselor Sarah Christiansen on the Ferris Wheel Wednesday afternoon at the Knox County Fair. The midway made special time for the campers to enjoy the rides. Saved to Thursday folder in ATS. by Kriegshauser. 7/30/08

Illinois has cut funding to county and 4-H fairs over the past five years. GateHouse Media's Western Illinois Division has produced an in-depth look at fair funding across 11 counties, including Mercer County. See how your fairs are coping with less money in Wednesday's  edition of the Times Record.

Mercer County Fair and 4-H Fair runs July 10-14 at Mercer County Fairgrounds, Aledo.