Business Report: Eclipse A Boon To So. Illinois; Fair Coliseum Update; Grain Belt Express

Aug 22, 2017

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Sean Crawford talks with Tim Landis, Business Editor for the State Journal-Register.

* The total solar eclipse was viewed by thousands who made their way to southern Illinois.  Did the event live up to economic expectations?

* The State Fair Coliseum was closed during the recent fair.  Making repairs is a priority for the 2018 state fair, according to Illinois Department of Agriculture. But where's the money?

* Grain Belt Express: The big power transmission line planned across central Illinois dealt a setback in Missouri, but developer Clean Line Energy promises to go to court if necessary. The project has already approved in Illinois, Kansas and Indiana.