Springfield- An 88-year-old doctor from Rushville who charges $5 an office visit has been named the grand marshal of the Illinois State Fair parade.
Gov. Pat Quinn announced Tuesday that Dr. Russell Dohner would receive the honor. Dohner has been practicing medicine in western Illinois for 58 years. The governor's office says Dohner only charges the small amount so his patients can afford care.
Quinn says no one embodies the state fair theme better than Dohner. This year's theme is "Where Illinois Comes Together."
Dohner is a World War II veteran and graduate of Northwestern University Medical School. He has been a doctor in Rushville since 1955.
The parade starts the state fair every year. It is Thursday.
Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his invitation to a prayer service inside was withdrawn because of comments that insulted people of other religions. More>>
KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE WITH A NOAA WEATHER ALERT MONITOR WAND 17 has partnered with Midland Radio Corporation in offering NOAA Weather Alert Monitors. These monitors are available for sale in SchnucksMore >>
The Season of Change from winter to summer can bring dangerous severe weather. That's why StormCenter 17 is dedicating our weather resources to keep your family safe. Through the coming months you willMore >>