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First Chicago-area show down

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Bob Shirley sent a note that he had to cancel the Chicago Fishing Sports Show & Outdoors Expo.

The new show was scheduled for Ho-Chunk Sports and Expo Center in Lynwood Feb. 27-March 1.

``In reality the economy got us.We were unable to sell even a single bulk booth to a boat or R.V. dealer,'' Shirley e-mailed

The veteran of the Chicago outdoor scene promised, ``If the economy turns around later this year I intend to try it again in 2010.''.

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It could be that the price of said booths were way out of the market price at this point. The economy is way too tough to incur the cost of this show, although the planned speaker lineup was outstanding. Hopefully the economy will turn around soon. I would like to see a real outdoors show once again. If anyone can pull this off, it will be Bob. Good luck next year.

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