Illinois State Fair http://northernpublicradio.org en Things are quieter for GOP at the fair http://northernpublicradio.org/post/things-are-quieter-gop-fair <p>Members of the Illinois GOP are rallying their supporters for Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair one day after demonstrators booed Gov. Pat Quinn at Democratic events. But Republicans are not talking much about the presidential election just a few months away.</p><p>Democrats filled a banquet hall yesterday in a raucus event -- frequently evoking the name Barack Obama and getting the crowd riled up.</p><p>Republicans organized a much smaller event today with about 100 attendees, mostly county party chairmen.</p><p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 18:53:48 +0000 WNIJ 16864 at http://northernpublicradio.org