City Launches 'Chicago Alfresco' Program Seeking New Ideas To Expand Outdoor DiningThe city is encouraging community groups to come up with ideas for longer-term outdoor dining spaces, particularly on the South and West Sides.
Record 57.6 Million Visitors Came To Chicago In 2018 The data show Chicago saw a 4.4 percent increase in domestic visitors last year and a 2.9 percent increase in overseas visitors.
Millennium Park Now Most-Visited Site In The MidwestMayor Rahm Emanuel said 12.9 million people visited Millennium Park in the second half of 2016 alone.
Amid Escalating Violence, City Faces Challenge Selling Itself To TouristsAs Chicago strives to boost tourism, it faces a growing national reputation for gun-related violence that has gotten out of control.
Thanksgiving 2015 Visitor's Guide To ChicagoDowntown Chicago is Thanksgiving Weekend Central. It's where everyone goes (think thousands) for traditional holiday events even if they started earlier in November.
Mayor Doesn't Seem Worried About Preckwinkle Hotel Tax PlanThe head of the Chicago’s official tourism agency has warned a planned Cook County hotel tax could hurt the city’s convention industry, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel seemed less concerned.
Tourism Experts Testify On Potential Chicago CasinoA future Chicago casino could generate much-needed revenue and draw crowds to city hotels and restaurants, tourism experts testified Monday during a gambling expansion hearing that comes as state legislators stare down a budget deadline and fresh concerns about finding new funding sources.
WATCH: Chicago Has A New 'Epic' Tourism CampaignChicago has a new tourism campaign.
Baffoe: Something Is Already Not Sitting Right With NFL Draft In ChicagoThe NFL Draft sounds like a mini-Olympics, what with all the league's demands.
Report Shows NFL Has Many Demands For Chicago In Hosting DraftThe NFL Draft will be held from April 30-May 2 at Roosevelt's Auditorium Theatre.
Choose Chicago CEO Says City Bringing In Record Tourism Revenue Chicago’s big tourism agency says the latest numbers show spending by visitors to Chicago is hitting record levels and rising, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Fueled By Tourism, City Sets Record For Hotel RevenueThe city is reporting some good news for Chicago's economy and the tourism industry
Tourism Up In Chicago: 46.2 Million Visitors In 2012You are probably noticing more tourists around town.
Travel Writer Calls Chicago 'Overrated' Tourist DestinationA travel writer raised eyebrows in Chicago this week by calling the city one of the world's most overrated tourist destinations.
City's Tourism Agency Getting Extra $5M To Promote Chicago, AirportsMayor Rahm Emanuel says the City of Chicago is upping the ante in its bid to promote tourism here.