The price to repair the damaged section of the canvas roof over the Multi-Purpose Arena at the Illinois State Fairgrounds could exceed $630,000. The state has already spent more than $30,000 to stabilize the structure after one of its four canvas panels was damaged by strong winds. "They are going to replace the missing and damaged section of the canopy and repair and replace as needed the portions of the structure that hold up the canopy," said Dave Blanchette, spokesman of the Capital Development Board.

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