(30 ILCS 120/9)
(from Ch. 85, par. 659)
The formulas for distributing monies from the Agricultural Premium
Fund to eligible county fairs shall be contingent upon the following
(a) Of the total amount of premiums which are to be
paid to persons for exhibitions at its annual fair for the current year for exhibits of any events related to agriculture including horticulture, flora culture, poultry, livestock, light horses, harness-racing and running horse races, rodeos, and domestic and mechanical arts, no one department or class shall be paid premiums awarded in excess of 30% of the total premiums awarded by the county fair except those departments or classes limited to junior exhibitors. Harness horse races and running horse races shall be considered as one department.
(c) A reasonable entry fee for all classes may be
charged which will not exceed the maximum limit as established by the Department.
(d) No part of any appropriation made for the benefit
of county fairs shall be used in payment for personnel or acts which are solely for the entertainment of persons attending the fair or for acts which have been hired or contracted for by the fair, except events related to agriculture, including tractor pulls, truck pulls, rodeos and other acts which may be exempt in the judgment of the Director.
(e) Prizes awarded for light horses, and for
harness-racing and running horses shall be payable from such appropriation.
(Source: P.A. 94-261, eff. 1-1-06.)