It was a record breaking year for the Illinois State Fair. More than 800-thousand people came out during the run of the fair. Governor Quinn says country singer Jason Aldean was one of the biggest attractions.
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The country singer wasn't the only one breaking records this year. A Sherman teenager sold his steer for a record 51-thousand 200-dollars. The grand champion sheep sold for 12-thousand 500 and the Land of Lincoln barrow brought in an additional ten-grand. The event raised over 135-thousand bucks not only for the youths who raised the animals, but also for the state's 4-H and FFA youth education programs.