State of Illinois awards $22.5 Million in Grants awarded to tourism industry


Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) joined local leaders, legislators and leaders in the tourism industry to award $22.5 million in grant funding for 89 projects across Illinois through the Tourism Attractions and Festivals Grant program.

Welcoming more than 97 million people who contributed more than $32 billion to Illinois’ economy in 2021, Illinois is a world-renowned destination with a thriving tourism and hospitality scene. The grant program – along with Illinois’ award-winning ‘Middle of Everything’ campaign are part of the state’s commitment to bolstering the tourism industry across Illinois.

Read the full press releasefor additional information or contact Cortney Strohacker at the DeKalb County Convention & Visitors Bureau for more information at 877-335-2521.