Confederate Railroad Controversy
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Confederate Railroad Controversy

August 13, 2019


((PAUL)) WE HAVE NEW INFORMATION TONIGHT — NEWLY RELEASED DOCUMENTS SHOW THE BAND CONFEDERATE RAILROAD WAS BOOKED FOR THE DUQUOIN STATE FAIR FOR 2 MONTHS BEFORE THE GOVERNOR’S STAFF LEARNED OF THE GIG AND CANCELED IT. THE BAND WAS SCHEDULED TO PERFORM AT THE FESTIVAL IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AT THE END OF THIS MONTH. A DAY AFTER THE FAIR’S LINEUP WAS ANNOUNCED IN JUNE … PRITZKER CANCELED IT. THAT’S THE SAME DAY A POPULAR POLITICAL BLOGGER ASKED THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE IN A TEXT WHETHER IT WAS APPROPRIATE TO WELCOME THE BAND GIVEN ITS NAME. A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GOVERNOR SAID HIS “GUIDING PRINCIPLE” IS TO NOT SPEND TAX DOLLARS SUPPORTING EMBLEMS REPRESENTING RACISM OR HATE. THE BAND’S FRONTMAN SAID THE NAME WAS NEVER INTENDED AS A POLITICAL OR RACIAL STATEMENT. ((PAUL)) A PLACE IN RANTOUL MADE THE TOP 5 ON A NATIONAL BUCKET LIST. WHY ONE MAGAINZE

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