Waukegan Air Show canceled

WAUKEGAN, Ill. They say they're about $12,000 short of the $80,000 needed.

Waukegan Regional Airport manager Jim Stanczak said Monday that they had commitments for the money, but they didn't have it in hand. He also points to rising fuel costs and the sagging economy as factors.

Stanczak says more than 15,000 people attended last year's show. It was scheduled this year for September sixth.

Jeff Clark is air boss for the air show. He says all the wing walkers, vintage and military planes and other acts were already booked and have all been notified.

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