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GOP official says Trump banner, flag, signs taken from party tent at Illinois State Fair

GOP says Trump items stolen at Illinois State Fair

A party official said that a banner, a flag and signs promoting President Donald Trump were stolen overnight from the Republican Party of Illinois’ tent at the Illinois State Fair.

“When we got into the tent, we saw that some things were disheveled, and quickly realized that our Trump yard signs that we had in there were gone,” Anthony Sarros, executive director of the party, said Tuesday morning.

Gone, he said, was an 8-by-4 foot banner with Trump’s name and the words “Make Illinois Great Again.” A 3-by-5 foot flag with wording “Keep America Great” and “2020” was also taken, as were about 20 yard signs.

“Weirdly enough, we have a life-size cutout of the president, and that was still there,” Sarros said. “That was zip-tied around the center pole,” he added, so it’s possible it couldn’t easily be taken. The entry flap to the tent is also zip-tied each night.

Sarros said the party was filing a police report.

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