Langfelder Not Buying Rationale for State Fair Parade Route Change

Illinois State Fair officials are defending their changes to the Twilight Parade route… but Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder isn’t buying their rationale.

The parade was moved this year to a shorter, more direct route from Lincoln Park to the Main Gate… in part because fewer roads have to be closed, reducing the amount the fair has to pay the city for those services.

Langfelder says if the fair had asked, he would have waived the fee for road closure and other services… but he says they never asked.

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