The 2017 Illinois State Fair will be taking place August 10-20 in Springfield, and right now they are looking for extraordinary Illinoisans to honor each day of the fair.

The Illinois State Fair has been honoring an "Illinoisan of the Day" each day of the fair since 2009, and right now they are accepting nominations for 2017. Ten people will be chosen by The Illinois State Fair Museum Foundation, and the deadline for nominations is June 24, 2017.

I would love to see someone from Rockford receive the honor this year, so let's put our heads together and think of some awesome Rockfordians to nominate. The Illinoisan of the Day programs aims to honor people "who make a difference in their community and show a true Illinois spirit through hard work and a dedication to helping others."

Who do you think fits that bill? Make sure to nominate them today here.