Chicago Businesses Worry Recent Violence Could Sway Shoppers Not To Come DowntownStore owners say violence last weekend could signal to shoppers not to come downtown anymore and affect everyone's bottom line.
Illinois Launches 'Time For Me To Drive' Tourism Campaign As State Prepares To Fully Reopen Next Month“The joy of a road trip is the promise of what’s right around the corner. So let’s turn that corner together and show everyone that Illinois is the place to start their next great adventure,” Gov. JB Pritzker said.
Illinois Tourism Had Another Record Year, Before PandemicThe U.S. Travel Association estimates that tourists spent $43.1 billion in Illinois last year.
Illinois Tourism Had Another Record Year In 2019, Before Pandemic“Pre-COVID-19, Illinois offered one of the top destinations for travel in the country, supporting thousands of jobs and economic growth for our communities,” said Michael Negron, acting director of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, which houses the tourism office.
Area Tourists Still Going To Lake Geneva Despite Wisconsin On Chicago's Travel Quarantine List"I talk to people. Most of them are from Illinois, and they come in with a mask."
Chicago's Trolley And Red Double-Decker Buses Rolling To A StopWhen asked why the company was shutting down, a spokesperson would only say it was a "business decision." No further explanation offered. One hundred fifty people will be out of work.
Illinois Sees 8th-Straight Record Tourism Growth In 2018U.S. Travel Association numbers show visitors to Illinois spent $41.7 billion over the previous year. That's a more than 5% increase in visitor spending over 2017.
Illinois Doles Out $1.8 Million To 17 Projects To Promote TourismThe Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has awarded $1.8 million in grants to increase Prairie State tourism.
'Mockingbird' Author Compared Hometown To Elvis' GracelandIn her letter to the late Charles Weldon Carruth, an old friend and fellow Alabama native, Lee bemoaned both an interstate sign pointing the way to Monroeville and the prevalence of mockingbird images in the city of about 5,900 people, which is located 90 miles north of Mobile.
Springfield Wants To Keep Lincoln House Open Amid A ShutdownIt gives the city the option of using lodging taxes to keep the Abraham Lincoln Home National Historic Site open for about a month.
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.
One Million More People Visited Illinois Last YearMore people are visiting Illinois, and tourism officials are hoping to keep the momentum going.
2017 Predicts Spike In Sustainable Tourism & You Don't Have To Travel FarThe United Nations has declared 2017 the year of Sustainable Tourism.
Study Says Economic Impact Of 2014 Chicago Marathon Surpassed $250 MillionA study from the University of Illinois says last year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon generated an overall economic impact of $254 million.
Opinion: 1977 Tourism Video Will Restore Your Faith In Chicago -- I Dare You To Disagree"Chicago is all yours to discover, to explore -- it's whatever you want it to be. A quiet giant ablaze in light and color."