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 The LPGA will not be returning to Illinois' capital city.  Organizers of the golf tournament in Springfield say without a big name, corporate sponsor they cannot continue.  State Farm has been the title sponsor of the event, but they pulled out earlier this year after 19 years.  Kate Peters, the tournament's executive director the past five years, says they tournament could not continue.  She says she did not want to postpone the tournament and prolong the wait.  Peters and her board agreed to pull the plug instead.  In addition to the loss of golf, several central Illinois charities will have to look for a new source of money.  The LPGA event raised millions each year for charity.

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