A fundraising effort to repair crumbling buildings on the Illinois State Fairgrounds is officially getting off the ground.
A new website is live, and a kickoff fundraising event is planned for next month.
Although more than $185 million is needed for full repairs at the fairgrounds, the fair foundation has a more modest goal of raising $2 to 3 million a year.
It is also looking at selling naming rights to some buildings on the fairgrounds. Learn more at ilfairfoundation.com.