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Illinois Tourism

City, State Both Tally Record Tourism Numbers

Posted 09.06.2013 | Chicago

The numbers are in, and as predicted, the Windy City had a record-setting year for tourism in 2012. Back in June, city officials said Chicago saw ...

State Tourism Office Makes Push For LGBT Visitors

Posted 02.15.2012 | Chicago

The same week that a group of state lawmakers introduced legislation that would bring marriage equality to Illinois, the state's tourism office introd...

HuffPost Tourist Guide: 24 hours ... in Ottawa, Ill.?

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

After 24 hours, we pretty much did everything there is for a family to do in Ottawa, Ill. And that's not a bad thing.

State Historic Sites Closed By Blagojevich Reopening Next Week: Quinn

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn says historic sites shuttered by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich are reopening next week. Illinois Historic Preservation A...

Illinois' Lincoln Legacy Hampered By Budget Cuts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the face of soaring budget deficits, Illinois is reducing access to some of its most celebrated Abraham Lincoln sites. These cuts could be devast...

Illinois Tourism Counting On Big Obama Boost

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago's tourism Web site beckons visitors to "experience the city the Obamas enjoy." The Illinois Bureau of Tourism plans to launch ...