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Illinois State Fair manager to retire

Kevin Gordon, Division Manager of Fairs and Promotional Services, has indicated to senior agency officials his intent to retire. (File Photo)

Illinois Department of Agriculture released the following statement in regards to Kevin Gordon's retirement:

Kevin Gordon, Division Manager of Fairs and Promotional Services, has indicated to senior agency officials his intent to retire effective December 31, 2017. The Division Manager of Fairs and Promotional Services provides administrative oversight to the bureaus of the Illinois State Fair, Du Quoin State Fair, and County Fairs & Horseracing. Gordon was promoted to Division Manager in the spring of 2016, and has successfully managed the Illinois & Du Quoin State Fairs over the past two years, which can be characterized as record setting years. His retirement concludes a 29-year career in state government, with the past 17 years working at the Illinois State Fair. Illinois Department of Agriculture officials are currently reviewing options to identify a replacement.
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