Governor Pat Quinn has canceled a long held tradition at the Illinois State Fair, the Governor's Day Rally. Last year, the governor was heckled by union members and followed by protesters during the event. A plane with a banner that painted Quinn as anti-worker flew around the Fairgrounds. Quinn says he enjoys the fair and he knows what it's like to be booed, but he says that's not why he canceled the event.
The day is usually filled with speeches from the state's top leaders but Quinn says the day will be dedicated to kids and families.
He says there will still be time for speeches during the county chairman's breakfast Wednesday during Democrats Day at the fair. He says the afternoon will be for family activities and music. Republicans Day is slated for Thursday.