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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.

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