Illinois Cancels Band from Fair Lineup over Confederate Flag

The banner has been attacked in recent years as a racist emblem of slavery and segregation.

  • Published 9 July 2019

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. "This administration's guiding principle is that the state of… Read at AP News