Bernard Schoenburg: With fair performance canceled, Rep. Butler worries about censorship

Pekin Daily Times - 07-11


When it comes to Illinois State Fair and Du Quoin State Fair entertainers, state Rep. Tim Butler, R-Springfield, says he’s worried about a slippery slope toward censorship. He concedes it was the governor’s call to cancel an appearance in Du Quoin by a band called Confederate Railroad, whose logo includes a steam engine from which wave two Confederate Navy Jacks — the flag widely recognized as a symbol of the Confederacy.