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State Fair Attendance Down in Illinois and Iowa

Attendance at the Illinois and Iowa State Fairs showed declines from the previous year. The main culprit for the decline was rainy weather in the Midwest, which affected several days of the fairs in Springfield and Des Moines.  

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Here’s How the Amtrak Train Turns Around

Each and every day there are two Amtrak trains that serve the Quincy area with trips to and from Chicago. The Illinois Zephyr leaves Quincy at 6:12 mornings and returns each night at 10:23. The Carl Sandburg departs Quincy each night at 5:30 and arrives in Chicago at 9:58. That train then returns the next morning at 7:35 from Chicago and arrives in Quincy at 12:03 p.m. With both trains routes ending in Quincy, I always wondered how the train actually turns around in West Quincy to prepare for the trip back to Chicago.

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Taylor Swift Calls ’1989′ More Subtle, Less Romantic [VIDEO]

Taylor Swift announced to fans during her worldwide live stream on Monday, Aug. 18 that her new single 'Shake It Off' and new album '1989' are unlike anything she's ever done before -- and from the few hints she's dropped about her new LP, it really sounds like it will be a whole new side of Swift!

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