11/22/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Chicago Tourism: $11.8 Bilion Came From Over 45 Million Tourists In '08

More than 45 million domestic and international tourists visited Chicago in 2008 and spent $11.8 billion, according to the latest figures from the Travel Industry Assn. of America. Those visitors generated about $656 million in tax revenue for the city and state, and contributed to 132,000 local jobs.

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