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Spanish Daily Journal
     July 11, 2019      #60-192 sdj
 
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FILE - In this June 12, 2000 file photo Country music fans are reflected in the glasses of Southern rock group Confederate Railroad lead singer Danny Shirley during a concert in Nashville, Tenn. Confederate Railroad says it has been removed from the DuQuoin State Fair's Grandstand lineup because of
Illinois cancels band from fair lineup over

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Country rock band Confederate Railroad has been barred from performing at an Illinois state fair because of its use of the Confederate flag, setting off a firestorm by southern Illinois fans who believe they're under Chicago liberals' thumb of political correctness.

The band was scheduled to appear Aug. 27 at the DuQuoin State Fair , but Gov. J.B. Pritzker's administration canceled the appearance last week.

"This administration's guiding principle is that the state of Illinois will not ...

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