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Champion Ill. state fair animals to be sold

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Children and teenagers who raised award-winning livestock are about to get their reward for months of hard work.

The champion animals will be auctioned off today at the Illinois State Fair. The money goes to the kids, who often use it to help pay for college.

The animals can bring in big money. Last year's champion steer sold for $35,000. Two other animals, a pig and another steer, brought more than $18,000 each.

The auction also includes champion sheep, goats, chickens and rabbits.

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