This is National Travel and Tourism Week and several tourism bureaus throughout southern Illinois are joining forces to salute the power of travel.

Illinois Stories - Ten Acre Treehouses

Perhaps the most unique lodging opportunity in the state exists among the trees near Nauvoo

  The stars have aligned for a national organization of Corvette enthusiasts holding its national convention in Bowling Green, Kentucky beginning Aug. 21.

Revised Travel Order Annotation

Mar 6, 2017
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President Trump has signed a revised executive order, once again barring travel to the United States from six majority-Muslim countries and suspending the U.S. refugee program. It's similar to the president's January order that was blocked by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. But this latest order leaves Iraq off the list of barred countries.

Near record numbers of Americans are buying second homes — the kind on wheels, that is.

The Great Recession almost totaled the RV industry, but now camper trailers and motor homes are popular again. Daryn Anderson is the owner of an RV dealership south of Kansas City, and he says his sales here have roughly tripled since the bottom of the recession.

"Business has been great. Six straight record years and no end in sight," he says. "We're excited."


Illinois State Police are adding extra patrols over the next several days, as more cars and trucks will be on the road for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Illinois officials will suspend road construction - where possible - to ease traffic flow for the Easter holiday weekend.