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SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office didn’t know that Confederate Railroad had been booked for the DuQuoin State Fair until the media asked about it, according to emails obtained by the Associated Press. The country music band’s booking was cancelled because its use of Confederate imagery. A boycott movement against the fair quickly followed. The AP reported that the governor’s office cancelled the booking within 24 hours of finding out about the booking, two months after the fact. From the Associated Press:
Pritzker’s Agriculture Department scratched Confederate Railroad’s Aug.