The banjo-plucking lieutenant governor of Illinois and her band will appear at the state fair today.
Democrat Sheila Simon's ``blues and boogie'' band Loose Gravel will play at the Miller Lite Tent this afternoon. It's the third consecutive year the band has come to the Springfield summer festival to break it down. Simon is encouraging visitors to take used cellphones to her state fair tent to be refurbished for survivors of domestic violence. Visitors will also be encouraged to take the ``It Can Wait'' pledge to forgo texting while driving.
The tent _ at Main Street and Brian Raney Avenue, across from the Emmerson Building _ will also feature the history of the lieutenant governor's office and portraits of those who have held the post.
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