Illinois Tourism

City of Carlyle

People in southern Illinois have had another bracket to fill out recently in addition to the one associated with the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

Today is an important day for some industries being hurt by the stay at home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Murphysboro Mayor Will Stephens reminds this is the final day to apply for 14 million dollars in Hospitality Emergency Grants earmarked for Illinois tourism.

State of Illinois

A southern Illinois lawmaker says a popular area hangout should re-open soon.

Visit SI

New estimates for tourism in Illinois during 2016 say international and domestic travel expenditures reached $37.9 billion for 2016 -that's up $571 million from 2015.

Locally, Shannon Johnson with VisitSI says Williamson County is doing well too.