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Full Text of HR0070  102nd General Assembly

HR0070 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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HOUSE RESOLUTION

 
2    WHEREAS, Illinois county fairs highlight our State's rich
3agricultural history, while preparing and educating our youth
4and future leaders of tomorrow; and
 
5    WHEREAS, Across the State, almost every county fair was
6canceled entirely due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020; and
 
7    WHEREAS, Determining factors for canceling county fairs
8included the health and safety of fairgoers, government
9limitations on fairs and festivals, and financial feasibility;
10and
 
11    WHEREAS, There are normally 104 county fairs in Illinois
12that produce agricultural education, community support, and
13economic benefits; and
 
14    WHEREAS, Economic losses from canceled events were
15financially devastating for many counties; typically, county
16fairs in the State of Illinois return over $170 million in tax
17revenue back to the State every year; and
 
18    WHEREAS, Beyond the economic impact, county fairs provide
19many benefits to the community that are not related to
20economic gains, including family friendly entertainment,

 

 

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1agricultural education, opportunities for local organizations
2to get involved, traditional community events, fundraising for
3local groups, and unique entertainment opportunities;
4therefore, be it
 
5    RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
6HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that
7we recognize the importance of county fairs; and be it further
 
8    RESOLVED, That the Illinois General Assembly will
9encourage and support the continued success of county fairs
10across the State.